The best of small town living nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Round Hill, Va.

Round Hill offers the best of small town living nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Round Hill, Virginia, was designated an A.T. Community in June 2019. The town sits in the shadow of the Appalachian Trail, just five miles from two trail centers: Bears Den to the south and Blackburn to the north. In between the centers, hikers take in the magnificent Raven’s Rock vista and climb and descend part of the Trail’s “Roller Coaster.”

The town of Round Hill has officially committed to environmental stewardship by adopting a comprehensive plan that places emphasis on the value of natural resources to its residents. From the plan: “The Town prides itself on its strategic location surrounded by agricultural land and conservation land, as well as its close ties to Sleeter Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a goal of the Town to maintain its natural resources, scenic vistas and wildlife habitats for future generations.”

As part of that environmental stewardship, the town works to protect and promote the A.T. through a series of community hikes, volunteer work with Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, a trail-themed art show and the annual Round Hill A.T. Festival.

Interest piqued? You can learn more about the history of Round Hill here and things to do around town here.

TOUR THE TOWN

  • In town, Tammy’s Diner (formerly the Round Hill Diner) has been a gathering place for decades for locals looking for conversation over classic diner fare. Just down Main Street from the diner, a collaborative of local artists sell their expertly crafted, one-of-a-kind, creative goods at Etc., a gallery open on the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month. Across the street, the Round Hill Grocery is a friendly spot to fill a picnic basket from its full-service deli, drinks, snacks and an impressive display of candy.
  • Beautiful Sleeter Lake Park, Round Hill’s newest park just east of town, was dedicated in 2018. The 11-acre park features picnic areas with tables and grills, canoe and kayak storage, a soft-launch boat ramp and an extensive shoreline for fishing. The property was originally owned by Colonel Frank Sleeter and his wife, Elizabeth, who moved to Round Hill in 1942 and opened an orchard. The lake was created in 1963 to provide irrigation to the expanding orchard operation. Sleeter Lake Park is open to the public from March 1st – November 1st and opens at 7:00 AM daily.
  • On the other side of town, look for a covered wagon to find Hill High Marketplace, a former orchard packing plant converted into galleries, an artisanal market and a German-inspired beer hall–More Better Beer Garden. Nearby, make a stop at Round Hill’s only farm brewery at B Chord Brewing for great craft beers and live music.

 

Get Involved

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) has enhanced the mid-Atlantic outdoor experience since 1927, including 240 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. We maintain trails, shelters, and cabins, and make maps and guidebooks for outdoor adventurers. Learn more and become a member today at patc.net.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC Volunteer Program

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help maintain the A.T. and assist in our visitor center and headquarters. Opportunities range from greeting visitors and providing information about local hikes to joining a Trail crew for week-long maintenance trips, gaining first-hand experience in what it takes to keep the A.T. open and enjoyable for millions each year. Learn more at appalachiantrail.org/volunteer.

Upcoming Events

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival - September 11th & 12th, 2021

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