October 10

Leg 13: Culpeper to Orange

Number of people walking today: 9

Route SummaryThe Rapidan Rd/SR615 section has a couple of beautiful, historic churches. Mitchell’s Presbyterian, built in 1879 (2nd stop on the route) is a slight detour but worth it. And then about 5 miles south is Emmanuel Episcopal church built in 1875. Across the street is The Freight Depot, built in 1853.
Starting PointSuites at 249
249 E Davis St.
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 827-1100
Starting Time7:00 am
End Walking Time4:15 pm
Ending PointComfort Inn & Suites, 334 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960; (540) 683-8005
Inn on Poplar Hill, 278 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960; (540) 672-6840
Walking Mileage21.7 miles
MealsBreakfast: Raven’s Nest Coffee (opens at 7 or 7:30 need to confirm) or Country Cafe (on the way out of town) opens at 7
Lunch: Will be delivered along the route
Dinner: TBD (most restaurants are closed on Sundays)
Restroomsnone between Culpeper and Orange
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route Map(s)Culpeper to Orange
Route Map PDFPDF: Suites at 249 to Comfort Inn & Suites Orange
Special Navigation InstructionsJust past the Rapidan River and the old Rapidan Mill, be on the lookout for your switchback turn right onto Old Rapidan Rd (sign for SR673 will be on the left-hand side of 615).
Laundry AvailabilityComfort Inn: Yes
Instructions for Driver
Driver Map(s)
History Blog PostOrange County and Montpelier
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Dead zone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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