Thursday, April 26, 2007

Here's a chance to get out of the car and ride in a wagon behind horses through the working farm's 286 acres.

Founded in 1810 by William Temple Thomson Mason, a nephew of George Mason, the farm is five miles north of Leesburg and features sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, turkeys and peacocks, among other animals. The stars of the wagon rides are Darcy and Junior, Shire horses weighing about a ton each. In September and October, the biggest attraction is the huge corn maze.

How much: Farm tours are free, and wagon rides cost $2 a person. The corn maze is $10 for each adult and $8 per child.

When: Open from March through October, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Farm tours and wagon rides are offered only on weekends. The corn maze is open in September and October, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

Where: 15789 Temple Hall Lane, Leesburg. For additional information: 703-779-9372. http://www.nvrpa.org/templehall.

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