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Road Trip to Louisa County

Located in the heart of Central Virginia, Louisa County is a four-season community defined by both rural beauty and historical charm. It is home to one of Virginia’s largest freshwater inland lakes and is filled with country roads, rivers, streams, farmlands and rolling hills. It remains a growing community of businesses and entrepreneurs – providing near endless opportunities for those seeking to experience the rural life in a variety of unique ways.

Outdoor Recreation
For those with a taste for the outdoors, begin your journey with us on the serene waters of Lake Anna – a popular vacation destination where you will find yourself simply relaxing or out on the water fishing, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, tubing or canoeing. Discover the beauty of Louisa’s rolling hills and countryside that offer a wide variety of recreational activities. Then, take the little ones to our playgrounds and dog friendly parks. 

Historical Sites
Just a short drive from Lake Anna, you can explore scenic attractions such as the Historic Courthouse and the Old Jail located in downtown Louisa. Ride or walk the equestrian trails on the original grounds of the Battle of Trevilian Station – the largest all-Calvary battle during the Civil War – or take a self-guided tour at historical locations throughout the county. Be sure to not miss the Louisa County Historical Society’s Annual Heritage Day event where visitors are transported back in time to experience Louisa’s culturally diverse past and present through living history demonstrations.

Dining, Shows & More
In addition to our rich heritage, there are plenty of family-friendly activities, local attractions, dining venues, breweries, cideries, and award-winning wineries that are sure to offer you hours of entertainment. Experience the eloquence and quality of a Broadway show in the setting of a rural community at the Louisa Arts Center – the epicenter of performance, visual, musical and cultural arts in Louisa.

Year-Round Activities
Summertime kicks off with our Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Craft Show at Walton Park. Our outdoor entertainment season continues with our Friday After Five Concert Series, and weekly summer concert events hosted at venues at Lake Anna. The last weekend in July, you will be sure to enjoy the Louisa County Agriculture Fair, an old-fashioned event with many farm animals, antique farm equipment, games, food and entertainment. As the weather cools down, our annual Fall Harvest Festival in October is the place to experience the best of Louisa. We wrap up the year with our annual Louisa Christmas Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa and the Louisa Christmas Festival and Parade in December.

Where to Stay
Wind down after an exhilarating and full day of adventure by simply relaxing in one of our beautifully restored historical bed & breakfasts. You can also stay at a breathtaking waterfront vacation rental at Lake Anna, or campout at one of our fun, family-friendly campsites where you can take in the quiet and serene atmosphere of Louisa County at its finest.

Learn More
Find out where to go and what to do at VisitLouisa.com and Visit Louisa on Facebook. Experience the best of Louisa County!