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FALL FOLIAGE TOUR FROM GORDONSVILLE TO CHARLOTTESVILLE

The morning segment of our 2006 November 5 Fall Foliage tour begins in Gordonsville and ends at the Basil Mediterranean Bistro owned by Shenandoah PCA member Raif Antar. The foliage on this tour is normally the best during the last two weeks of October.

To get to the starting point from Richmond and points east, take exit 136 off I-64 West and follow Route 15 north to Gordonsvillle. The Bank of America parking lot will be on the right, just past the town hall. From Charlottesville and points west, take exit 124 off I-64 East onto Route 250 East. Go 2 miles and turn left onto Route 22 East. Go 5.5 miles and stay straight on Route 231 North to Gordonsville (Route 22 bears off to the right). At the Gordonsville traffic circle, turn right onto Route 15 South (Main Street). Go under the railroad underpass and the Bank of America parking lot will be on your left.

 

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1. Start in the Gordonsville Bank of America parking lot. Set your trip odometer to zero and exit the parking lot by turning right onto Main St./Rt. 15North.
2. Go halfway around the Gordonsville traffic circle [mile 0.6] and take Rt. 231 North/ Rt. 33 West for about 200 yards.  
3. Turn right [mile 0.7] onto Rt. 231 North/The Blueridge Turnpike towards Madison. Go through the stop sign at the Somerset Center Store [mile 7.2] and through the village of Rochelle [mile 13.4].
4. Turn left onto Rt. 662 [mile 15.0] towards Shelby. Stay straight on Rt. 662 and cross Rt. 29 [mile 17.3] to Wolftown.
5. At Wolftown, turn left onto Rt. 230 West/Wolftown Hood Road [mile 21.2]. Continue on Rt. 230 West, cross the Rapidan River [mile 22.9] and past Hood, VA [mile 23.6] to Stanardsville.  
6. Turn right onto Rt. 33 West [mile 29.0], The Spotswood Trail, and go through the town of Stanardsville on Rt. 33 West.
7. Turn left onto Rt. 810 [mile 30.6] towards Dyke. Stay on Rt. 810 through Dyke [mile 37.5]  
8. Turn right at stop sign [mile 39.0], still on Rt. 810, and go through Nortonsville [mile 39.5] and a sharp left hand turn [mile 41.1] through Boonesville [mile 42.7], and left [mile 48.7], still on Rt. 810.
9. Turn left onto Rt. 614/Garth Road [mile 55.3]. Take Garth Road over Mechums River [mile 57.7], past the Hunt Country Deli [mile 62.0], the Foxfield Race Course [mile 62.3] into Charlottesville. Garth Road changes its name to Barracks Road. Cross Rt. 29/Emmet Street [mile 67.3] and continue straight onto Preston Ave [mile 68.6].  
10. Turn Right onto Grady [mile 68.6] and at the stop light, turn left onto 14th St. The Basil Mediterranean Bistro (109 14th St. NW, 434-977-5700) will be on your right [mile 69.3], just before intersection with Main St. You can park in the garage on the left.

This tour was prepared and led by Phil and Susie Audibert in their 356C "Green Bean" for the morning segment of the 2006 November 5 Fall Foliage Tour.