Fall Foliage Driving Tour

Highland County

Recommended route:

The Highland County Driving Tour starts in Staunton. At Exit 222 on Interstate 81 near Staunton, follow Route 250 to Monterey. This tour begins as you cross the Highland County line.

At Monterey, travel west on Rt. 250 to Hightown.

  • Travel west on Rt. 250 to the West Virginia State Line. Turn around and head back to Hightown.
  • Travel west on Rt. 250 to the West Virginia State Line, and travel into West Virginia to Rt. 92. Follow Rt. 92 South to Rt. 84 to return to Virginia. Rt. 84 North will take you back to Hightown. (This tour is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.)
  • Follow Rt. 640 North from Hightown to Rt. 637, and follow Rt. 637 South to return to Hightown. (This tour is approximately thirty minutes.)

Highland County to Bath County:

  • At Hightown, follow Rt. 640 to Rt. 84 to Rt. 600 and travel into Bath County.
  • Follow Rt. 600 to Lake Moomaw;
  • Follow Rt. 603 (a gravel road) through Bacova to Rt. 39.
  • Take Rt. 39 to Warm Springs
    • Take Rt. 39 East to Lexington, OR
    • Follow Rt. 220 North to Monterey.