Known as the “skinniest park in Virginia” the W&OD trail is a great way to get outside and active while enjoying the beauty of Northern Virginia. The 45-mile trail runs from Arlington to Purcellville, but the Loudoun County stretch is our favorite. This part of the trail offers a diverse mix of scenery passing farmland, […]

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The fall season is finally here! We’ve rounded up our fall favorites in Loudoun from pumpkin picking to fall festivals – and have lots of family fun while you’re at it. Great Country Farms Great Country Farms takes its pumpkin season seriously. And it shows at every turn during the Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival that […]

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There’s an indoor go-kart racetrack in Sterling called Autobahn Indoor Speedway, named after a famous German roadway completed in 1932. The German Autobahn is famous because on certain portions of the roadway with no intersections or pedestrians to slow traffic, there are also no posted speed limits. The Autobahn Indoor Speedway doesn’t post speed limits […]

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The inaugural Battle of the Bartenders showcased Loudoun’s sophisticated bar scene while pushing foodie boundaries. Hosted at Catoctin Creek Distillery, the throw-down pitted five of the top bartenders in Loudoun against each other through three rounds of competition. Each new round featured a secret ingredient from a local producer. Bartenders were given 15 minutes to […]

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In the parking lot at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, early arrivals cautiously sniffed each other. A Cavalier whimpered at the sight of a Chihuahua. Leading with his nose, a Husky stalked a strutting Boxer.  Soon, they were arriving in droves.  Among them: Golden Retrievers, one Bloodhound, Poodles, West Highland Terriers, Chihuahuas and Jack Russells, […]

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As a parent of young kids, outdoor summer activities are typically planned before midday heat or at a location where they can cool off. Otherwise, it’s indoor play, which I prefer to save for sweater weather. Sure, there are local swimming pools, but sometimes kids just want to splash and run around— and that’s what […]

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The best people to ask about Loudoun are the insiders – those folks who have lived here for long enough to know the ropes, the right crowd and where to get a good cup of coffee. We sat down with the ‘voice’ of Loudoun County Public Schools, Wayde Byard to talk about summer break. You […]

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“Real men make flags,” reads one of the dozens of handwritten quotes on the back wall at Flags of Valor, a woodworking company owned by combat veteran, Brian Steorts in Ashburn, VA. Steorts is on mission. His business model is based on three pillars: Supporting American-made goods, hiring and empowering veterans and first responders, and […]

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Back in February EatLoCo announced to Inside Loudoun that it would partner with ChefScape, a commercial shared kitchen and food business incubator, to open a weekly indoor market in the space formerly occupied by Smokehouse Live in the Village of Leesburg, once it was remodeled. Today EatLoCo moved up that timeline and said it will […]

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