A Weekend In The Mountains | Highland Maple Festival 2015

This past weekend my mom and I spent some time in the mountains of Western Virginia, as we attended the Highland County Maple Festival in Monterey, VA. We stayed in Franklin, WV for the two nights we were there, and the photos above are from the towns between our hotel and the festival.

The Maple Festival has been a yearly tradition for my mom and me. It was nice to get away, enjoy some fresh air and zero cell phone signal. My favorite part of all this, other than the scenery, was the food! We ate dinner at the Fireside Cafe, a great little family-owned place attached to a motel. They have some of the best food I've ever had! The festival is also famous for their homemade maple donuts, which are a must each and every year!

The maple festival has tons of attractions like syrup making tours, craft vendors, maple candy, ice cream and donuts, a buckwheat pancake breakfast, and local boutiques showing off their best wears!

Check out my other post about the Maple Festival to see more about Monterey!

Have you been to any festivals recently?
What kind of maple treats would you try?


  1. These are such beautiful photographs. I feel like such a Brit looking at them though because to me they look like something from a film set!


  2. Oh my goodness. That home is amazing. I would loved to see the inside! And getting away from it all is the best!


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