Bluemont Overlook

Bluemont Overlook consists of three parcels totaling approximately 42 acres. It is forested along the south-eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge mountains. The property is undeveloped and free of man-made features such as homes, buildings, structures, and fencing. It is situated in historic, rural western Loudoun County and provides significant vistas, visible for almost 40 miles. The property also provides a buffer for the town of Bluemont from Harry Byrd Highway (Rt. 7).

Scenic open space is one of the property's most significant conservation values. It has road front on the north side of historic Snickersville Turnpike (route 734), which is a Virginia Byway. It also has road frontage on the north side of Harry Byrd Highway (route 7). The entire property is visible from Snickersville Turnpike and from Blue Ridge Mountain Road (route 610) which is also a Virginia Byway. It is also close to and visible from the Appalachian Trail. Lands visible from Virginia Byways meet the safe harbors for conservation purposes for the scenic preservation category of the Conservation Value Review Criteria of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.

The property meets the criteria for conservation based on the scenic value of its rolling hillside, pastures, trees and wildlife habitat that provide pleasing examples of the scenic land in the Virginia Piedmont. Camp Highroad falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. Signed into existence by President Bush in 2008, the JTHG NHA recognized the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. 

Forestal use is another of the property's conservation values as it has approximately 42 acres of forest cover. The property may at some point be permitted to contain one single family home with additional accessory structures.

 

About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation