Connecting with the Potomac River, this short 16-mile bicycling loop is a ride through area history and a glimpse into what childhood was like for General Robert E. Lee. For those who bring their fishing or paddling gear, there is water access at Currioman Landing.Begin at Westmoreland State Park where you can camp or stay at a cabin for the night. Outside of the Park, take Route 3/King’s Highway eastbound, and then take Route 214 to Stratford Hall Road. Bike into Stratford Hall and take a tour of the Georgian Great House, birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Make sure you see the grist mill. There is a visitor center, a dining room for lunch and dinner fare seasonally, and a gift shop. There are also guesthouses where you can spend the night on the grounds.
Leaving the gate at Stratford Hall, turn left onto Stratford Hall Road/Route 609 along winding roads. Turn left on Route 622 to Currioman Landing, which is on Currioman Bay on Nomini Creek, allowing a pleasant waterfront vista. There is a gravel parking lot, fishing pier and boat ramp with no facilities or fees.
Cycle back Route 622 to Panorama Road which goes into Montross, the county seat of Westmoreland. The Westmoreland County Museum is at 43 Court Square near the courthouse. The oldest museum in the Northern Neck was established to display Charles Willson Peale’s 1768 portrait of William Pitt, the British Parliamentarian behind the repeal of the Stamp Act. Montross has a coffee shop, restaurants, shopping, banks and a pharmacy.