Green and golden farm fields dotted with rows of round hay bales. Cozy little towns accented with countless church steeples kissing the sky. Lazily rolling byways that turn a simple drive into a joyous experience. It almost sounds too good to be true. But these scenes, this experience, stretch the entire 250-mile length of the fabled Shenandoah Valley.
Experience fiery fall foliage, vibrant spring blooms, and picture-postcard farms and inns along scenic byways and country roads. Discover the crafts, foods, quaint villages and towns that highlight the mountain heritage of this region.
Take some time to slow it down, take it all in, and enjoy.
Hike. Climb. Gaze. Stroll. Bike. Ride. Drive. However you choose to enjoy it, Shenandoah National Park puts the best of nature in the palm of your hand.
The serpentine Skyline Drive crosses and re-crosses the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains as it stretches like a ribbon among sixty mountain peaks. Seventy-five “overlooks” along this famous drive provide breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley more than 4,000 feet below.
Enjoy miles of hiking trails that encounter pristine waterfalls ascending to ancient granite summits. The forested hills, hollows and slopes abound in creatures large and small: the largest population of the North American black bear, the gently grazing whitetail deer, 100 varieties of trees, 100 flowering plants, and 200 species of birds.
Go ahead and get reacquainted with the great outdoors.
Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River, this unique golf setting creates one of the most scenic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
High above the banks of this storied river, these 6,499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the mountain foothills. Amid vistas of nearby farmlands, large trees and greens complement this 18-hole, par 72 course.
Vacation packages are available for golfers and non-golfers alike.
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During the Civil War, control of the Shenandoah Valley was critical to the fate of Virginia and the Confederacy. The Valley witnessed Stonewall Jackson’s brilliant 1862 Valley Campaign, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s advance to the Confederate “high tide” at Gettysburg, the VMI Cadets’ valiant charge at New Market, and U.S. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s final campaign to crush Confederate hopes in the Valley—which included The Burning, the fiery destruction of the region’s agricultural bounty.
Today you can still view much of the landscape as it was seen by soldiers and civilians during the war, and you can explore the region’s dramatic Civil War story at historic sites, battlefields, courthouses, cemeteries, walking trails, and museums that tell the story of those storm-tossed years.
Located in Virginia’s famous Shenandoah Valley, just a stone’s throw from Luray Caverns, the enchanting town of Luray delights visitors with a bustling downtown (that just happens to be a registered National Historic District) where festivals, performing arts, paved walking trails, museums and monuments are accessible year round.
Luray Downtown is also the heart of the town’s cherished historical sites and points of interest. From Civil War-era landmarks, to restored properties dating back to the 1700s, to quaint shops, cozy bed and breakfasts, and unique restaurants and cafes, this little town is truly packed with big-time charm.
Tennessee Ernie Ford. The Statler Brothers. Bruce Springsteen. John Denver. They’ve all paid tribute to the Shenandoah in song. And why wouldn’t they? It’s rich, green riverbanks, striking mountain views, gentle vastness and thrilling rapids are indeed inspirational. And they can certainly inspire an adventure or two of your own. Who knows? You might even find yourself singing from the shore.
Feel like casting a line? The fish are usually biting. Interested in exploring the river’s nooks and crannies? There are several canoe rental companies and tours to choose from. And if you’re in the mood to simply float along lazily, tubing excursions abound on the Shenandoah.