The next stop on your Salty Southern Adventure is the enchanting Sussex County!
Situated in the beautiful rolling terrain between Richmond, Hampton Roads and Southern VA, Sussex is 317,400 acres of alluring country fields that melt into picturesque sunsets and lush landscapes for as far as the eye can see! It was formed in 1754 and named after its English counterpart, eventually to include the charming towns of Jarrett, Stony Creek, Wakefield and Waverly. With over 130 farms in Sussex, 25% of the county’s land is devoted to agricultural production including peanuts, one of its principal crops!
On your relaxing ride through this Salty Southern Route featured-county, this leg of your journey will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of daily routine and visit local peanut shops like Wakefield and Plantation Peanuts and stop by The First Peanut Museum in the USA. You will be able to browse the shelves of local country stores like Adam’s Peanut and Country Store and when the gang is ready for lunch, sojourn at Cowlings BBQ and top it all off with a slice of Peanut Pie at the famous Virginia Diner!
All of this and more awaits when you ride The Salty Southern Route!
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The Salty Southern Route
is a joint tourism effort of the towns of Franklin and Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Sussex Counties, and the city of Suffolk, Virginia.