Leg 13: Culpeper to Orange
Number of people walking today: 9
|Route Summary||The 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 Point||Suites at 249|
249 E Davis St.
Culpeper, VA 22701
|Starting Time||7:00 am|
|End Walking Time||4:15 pm|
|Ending Point||Comfort 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 Mileage||21.7 miles|
|Meals||Breakfast: 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)
|Restrooms||none between Culpeper and Orange|
|Contact Info||Van Driver: 470-653-7880.|
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
|Route Map(s)||Culpeper to Orange|
|Route Map PDF||PDF: Suites at 249 to Comfort Inn & Suites Orange|
|Special Navigation Instructions||Just 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 Availability||Comfort Inn: Yes|
|Instructions for Driver|
|History Blog Post||Orange County and Montpelier|
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.