Nelson Scenic Loop

Commence your journey at the Spruce Creek Park and the Natural History Center on Route 151 in Wintergreen, Virginia. The Visitor Center showcases the loop and its associated points of interest. While there, learn about the 1969 tragedy of Hurricane Camille, and stroll the adjacent Rockfish Valley Foundation trails. Learn more on

Nelson Scenic Loop celebrates 10th anniversary

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10 Facts about the Loop

  • 50 Miles Long
  • Consists of 4 Scenic By-Ways
  • Traverses Three Ridge Mountain Watershed
  • Rises from Elevation 850 – 4050
  • Bisected by Rockfish and Tye Rivers
  • Blue Ridge Parkway is 75 Years Old
  • Monticello Fish Hatchery is 80 years Old
  • Nelson County founded in 1807
  • Wintergreen Resort Contains 10,000 Acres
  • Appalachian Trail Runs the West Border