I also used to live up there. Unfortunately you are looking at at least a 2 hours drive to get to any legal wheeling. Closest areas are GWNF near harrisonburg and Crozet and some others around Charlottesville. AFter that, you get into going out of state. Although, there is an event called Big Dogs in Gore, VA (near winchester). This event happens 4 times a year and has some of the best wheeling on the east coast. You can only go during the events as it is private land but the trails, camping, and entertainment are definitely worth it. This would be about 1.5 hours from you. The next events are the weekend of Aug. 22nd and then Sept. 19-21. I will be at the Sept. event and I can't wait. Website is www.bigdogsoffroad.com
if you want to check it. Everything from mild to VERY wild.
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