In Shenandoah County you can find your way back to fresh mountain air and wide open spaces with 178 miles of hiking trails throughout the George Washington National Forest. There is a hike to suit everyone. 

Take a scenic drive to see the spectacular fall foliage from our Valley with the Blue Ridge to the east, the Alleghenies to the west and rolling hills of farmland in between.

A great place to stop for a picnic in Shenandoah County is near the Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge, a 204 ft Burr Truss bridge that spans over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. It is the longest covered bridge in Virginia and one of the last that supports regular traffic.

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Shenandoah County is rich with natural wonders just waiting to be explored. Nestled in Virginia’s historic Shenandoah Valley, between the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Mountains, nearly a quarter of the county is covered by the George Washington National Forest, capped by the peaks and ridges of Great North Mountain and Massanutten Mountain; as the North Fork of the Shenandoah River ribbons along the eastern edge. Offering everything from spectacularly serene winter hikes to sun-drenched summer float trips, the abundance of year-round recreational offerings just might make Shenandoah County the most adventure-filled place in Virginia.

 

178 miles of trails weaving through Shenandoah County offers hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers an assortment of routes—with everything from an easy, three-mile loops to a 10-mile haul to the top of the 2,106-foot Signal Knob. Enjoy horseback rides and scenic views atop the Woodstock Tower Trail. Take Flight and get above the trees for some of the best views of our towns and the mountains with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride or at the hang gliding launch with instructors courtesy of the U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

 

Paddle the Shenandoah River or Cast a line and Fish Virginia First for smallmouth bass and native brook trout. Hit the Slopes at Bryce Resort a 1,750-foot mountain draped with eight downhill runs, a terrain park, including a black diamond route ominously named ‘Hangover’.

 

Located within the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District explore our small towns along historic US Route 11 – Virginia’s Heritage Migration Route. Enjoy the bounty of valley at area vineyards, breweries and family farms on the Shenandoah Spirits Trail and Fields of Gold Farm Trail.

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Shenandoah County offers an array of accommodations to suit every lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to stay at a historic bed & breakfast, a charming country home,
rustic cabin, or national hotel chain, there’s something for everyone.

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BRYCE

From the mountain slopes to the waters of Lake Laura, Bryce Resort invites you to experience the best in outdoor adventure for every season.

EDINBURG

Untouched by national chains, Edinburg offers historic homes, locally owned restaurants, quaint shops, and The Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum.

FORT VALLEY

The “valley within a valley” offers a hiking and biking lover paradise beyond its rich history.

MOUNT JACKSON

Originally known as Mount Pleasant, Mount Jackson offers a thriving arts scene, locally owned shops, restaurants and extensive history.

NEW MARKET

Home to the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market is steeped in the history of the Civil War. Tour historic buildings, explore local shops and savor the best southern cuisine.

STRASBURG

Strasburg’s newly revived downtown is an antiques lover’s dream along with a budding arts scene, fantastic farm to table cuisine, and easy access to the Shenandoah River.

TOMS BROOK

Tom’s Brook witnessed Civil War action in 1864 and is now home to several members of the Shenandoah County Artisan Trail.

WOODSTOCK

The 4th oldest town in Virginia, Woodstock offers quaint shops, farm to table restaurants, museums, local wine & beer and the famous Woodstock Tower overlook of the “seven bends” of the Shenandoah River.

NEW MARKET

STRASBURG

WOODSTOCK

MOUNT JACKSON

TOMS BROOK

EDINBURG

FORT VALLEY

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