What started out with a little drizzle, turning quickly to torrential rains did not damper the energy of riders on the August 15 inaugural Northern Neck Grand Tour. Lisa Hull, Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator coordinated the day in an effort to promote and introduce participants to what the Northern Neck has to offer. Hull said, “What makes the Northern Neck so special is the water and the patterns of settlement based on the navigational creeks and rivers.” Additionally, many of the natural landscapes along the waterways are exactly how the landscape looked during early settlements—practically untouched. Due to the distance between the points of interests, if was impossible to see it all, but what the group got to see was fascinating.
Twelve people, from different counties and diverse affiliations boarded the bus at 9:30 at George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Women in the historic preservation at that time built the 1930 memorial house in honor of Washington.
For the full story pick up a copy of this weeks Northern Neck News Issue September 13, 2017