Nelson County

Welcome to Nelson County! Here, among the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find outdoor recreation, mountain views, fresh farm & orchard produce, historic sites, artisan products, wineries and micro-breweries. Nelson County is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway! Nelson County is located in Central Virginia midway between the metropolitan areas of Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Twenty minutes away, the famous Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway, noted for its scenic beauty and overlooks high in the mountains. The parkway, which is America's longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Blue Ridge Mountains

Shenandoah National Park

Thirty minutes north of the Sanctuary, Shenandoah National Park is 200,000 acres of land bursting with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet forest hiking trails.

Sanctuary Location

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