Berryville and Clarke County offer many interesting year round things to do, but undoubtly the Autumn season has more of everything including festivals, reenactments, craft markets, auctions, wine events, horse shows, antique shopping, art shows and outdoor recreation.

Winters are usually mild and there are excellent hiking and bird watching trails on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail at Snickers Gap near VA route 601 and US Route 50 and near Smithfield Farm near VA route 7 and Route 608.  You'll enjoy the leafless winter scenery even if you can't name the many birds.  For more scenery also check out the State Arboretum of Virginia on Rt. 50 and Bears Den, a lodge on the Appalacian Trail near Route 7.

Year round  Wine Tasting events are hosted at Veramar Vineyards and many other wine tasting opportunities are available in nearby counties.  Local restaurants offer a very wide variety of dining experiences.  L'Auberge in White Post is a fabulous four star dining experience at a country inn, and Berryville has more than a dozen restaurants including the historic Battletown Inn.  For casual good food there is a 1-story white building near the White Post US post office where Mr. B cooks bar-b-que for take out, and don't pass by without tasting the ribs while sitting outside at the picnic bench.

Clarke County offers an exciting and challenging golfing experience along the Shenandoah River at Virginia National Golf Course.  Better bring all your clubs for this one!  And speaking about the Shenandoah River,  live musical events take place several times a year at the river campsite, Watermelon Park.  They are  fun and family oriented bluegrass musical events.  Winter bluegrass concerts are held indoors in Berryville and bring in some top names though out the season.

If you enjoy history and especially the Civil War you will enjoy the two diriving tours of Clarke County and stoping by the Historical Association on Main Street in Berryville for a tour and glimpse at the local history museum.  Be sure to ask about John S. Mosby and the Berryville Train Raid and the bullet holes still in the wall of the Baptist Church.  A historic site in Millwood is the Burwell Morgan Mill, now renovated to grind grist every Saturday morning Spring Summer and Fall.  It is also the site of a wonderful art show both spring and fall each year.

If you plan to stay overnight, Clarke County has several B&Bs and two country inns to choose from.  And you will really enjoy the step back in time you experience in this last oasis of rural life.  Somehow Berryville has escaped big box stores and over crowded subdivisions and shopping centers.  Most summer Friday nights folks gather in the town park for a free concert before going to dinner.  Main Street offers barbershops, an uncommonly interesting used book store, coffee shops, and gift shops, a consignment store and other retail shopping.  Summer time Berryville's Saturday Farmer's Market is the place to find smiles and conversation while you purchase the freshest produce, bread, flowers & herbs.  And the second Saturday each summer month is a craft fair as well.