Surry’s changing scenery and engaging experiences are available all year long. Below are some things you can add to your agenda whether you need an activity for this coming weekend or are planning a little getaway later in the year.
Summer in southeastern Virginia is hot and humid. It is a great time to enjoy the James River. A ride on the Jamestown-Scotland ferry allows you to enjoy the broad river views and often see many of the animals that make the river home. Gray’s Creek Marina is a beautiful place for a bit of boating. Whether or not you are a boater, you can certainly enjoy the summer breezes over Gray’s Creek from the patio at Surry Seafood Company.
Summer is prime season for agriculture in Surry. This means you will see corn, soybeans, peanuts, and cotton growing in the wide-open fields along Surry’s country roads. You will also find the freshest locally-grown food at the Friday afternoon Surry Farmers Market. Pick-your-own berries at College Run Farms and Drewry Farms is a fun activity for the most delicious strawberries and blueberries.
A drive through Surry County is the perfect activity as the weather begins to cool and the days grow a bit shorter. Cre8tive Works Gallery and Café is a great stop for a traditional southern meal as well as a tour of the quirky paintings and driftwood sculptures.
College Run Farms is always a fun fall destination with pick-your-own pumpkins, a corn maze, and delicious pumpkin ice cream.
If you are interested in something scary you might like the haunted tours at Bacon’s Castle. You will hear some scary stories as you tour the historic property, sometimes even accompanied by paranormal investigators.
Bacon’s Castle also hosts a Guy Fawkes Day bonfire at the beginning of November. You can celebrate the traditional English holiday with historical reenactors and 17th and 18th century activities.
As you prepare for the winter holidays, Surry is a great place to find delicious traditional food for your family gatherings and parties. Edwards Ham Shop and Bacon’s Castle Peanuts carry amazing country hams as well as lots of other treats. You’ll also find amazing desserts at Just for Kicks Cupcakes. Hampton Roads Winery is a great place to get locally produced wine for your celebrations.
If you enjoy Christmas decorations, you will want to tour the historic Bacon’s Castle and Chippokes Plantation mansion. Not only will you enjoy the decorations, but you will experience how early Americans celebrated the holidays.
Spring is planting time in Surry. It is the perfect time to visit Farmer Joe’s Greenhouse and Nursery and Johnson Brothers for plants and gardening supplies. You will also get the best planting and growing advice.
As the weather starts to get warmer it is a great time for a drink on the patio at Surry Seafood Company and the Hampton Roads Winey. Both have beautiful views, charming atmosphere, and delicious beverages.
No matter what time of year, you will find great activities, delicious food, and beautiful rural countryside in Surry County. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay aware of what is going on in Surry. Check out surrytourism.com to learn more about places in Surry that you will enjoy.