'Tween Rivers Trail Mission
The Mission of the ‘Tween Rivers Trail is to collectively market and promote the Rappahannock-Rapidan agri-tourism sites and activities; to create a coordinated tourism experience for the traveling public as well as to brand the region as an agri-tourism destination.
We invite all regional businesses that grow, cultivate, and create their own agriculture and/or nature-based products and services to join as members of the 'trail'.
The trail offers a comprehensive list of destinations and recommendations within the region that together create unforgettable and unique experiences for all visitors!
In Virginia, agritourism is defined as any activity carried out on a farm or ranch that allows members of the general public, for recreational, entertainment, or educational purposes, to view or enjoy rural activities, including farming, wineries, ranching, historical, cultural, harvest-your-own activities, or natural activities and attractions.
For most people, agricultural tourism refers to a visit to a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural, or agribusiness operation in order to enjoy, be educated, or become actively involved in the activities of the farm or operation – getting a true farm experience - check out our trail sites for an amazing array of entertaining, artistic, & delicious activities!
The Rappahannock-Rapidan region is defined by the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers and is comprised of Culpeper, Orange, Madison, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties.
Situated within easy driving distance of Northern Virginia/Washington DC, and other points north and south, but nestled in the scenic foothills of the Virginia Piedmont.
Adjoining the Shenandoah National Park to the west, the Rappahannock-Rapidan region is an attractive weekend get-away and increasingly extended-stay vacation destination for nearby and distant travelers alike.
The stunning natural beauty of the blue ridge mountains combined with the reserved historical culture of Virginia paired with unique artisans makes for a one-of-a-kind trip!
Funding & Partnerships
'Tween Rivers Trail was created after a grant award in October of 2013 to the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC). Funds were awarded from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agricultural and Forestry Industries Development Planning Grant to implement multiple strategies designed to support, expand and sustain agricultural and forestry based businesses in the region.
RRRC works with each of the five county tourism departments utilizing grant funds, to implement specific strategies designed to raise awareness of the focused industries, increase the procurement of regionally produced ag and forestry products as well as sustain the future of agriculture and forestry across the region.
Trail Sites & Locations
With exciting new farm to fork restaurants, quaint bed and breakfast lodgings, and a myriad of agricultural, forestry and argi-artisan activities and events, there is something to please just about every type of traveler. Whether you visit a pick your own farm, a gallery or vineyard, or relax after a delicious, fresh farm to fork gourmet meal at a serene bed and breakfast, we invite you to come experience all that is crafted in the Foothills!
With nearly 100 different sites listed and the trail still growing and adapting as the region changes and builds - there is always something new to discover!
Become a trail site today! Jump start your business, get a marketing boosts, advertise to your target audience!
The trail program is market across the region and beyond; we maintain several social media pages and advertise upcoming events and contests.
We evenly promote all sites listed and offer free workshops quarterly to trail members on a variety of topics such as customer service, marketing, and networking!