Lover’s Leap is one of several spectacular views along your journey through Patrick County. In the 1600’s, Native Americans inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains. Colonists started arriving and began clearing land to farm. Conflict arose between the Native Americans and the colonists. Legend has it that the son of a colonist saw the twinkle in the eyes of the Chief’s daughter, Morning Flower, and was immediately love-struck. The couple began to meet secretly and their love continued to grow. The young man and maiden were threatened and shunned. With the beautiful rock and wildflowers as their backdrop, they jumped into the wild blue yonder ensuring they would be together forever. As you gaze out at Lover’s Leap, you can still see the evidence of their love in the beautiful view and hear them whisper in the cool evening breezes.
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