As we enter Wellness Month, there’s no better place to prioritize your health and well-being than here in Shenandoah County! From scenic trails to relaxing yoga classes, this destination offers plenty of opportunities for self-care.


Outdoor Activities

                Nature offers the sense of peace and rejuvenation that’s essential for wellness. Whether you're an avid hiker or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll, our county boasts an array of trails that cater to all fitness levels. To be at one with your thoughts and take time for yourself, there’s also fly fishing, taking a relaxing horseback ride through the mountains, or heading out on a paddleboard on Lake Laura.


Scenic Drives

                Does your idea of self-care involve cruising down the road with the music blasting and wind whipping through your hair? There are plenty of scenic drives here that offer natural beauty any time of the year. Whether you prefer back roads, winding mountain passages, a winery loop or the famous Skyline Drive, each promises panoramic views and the opportunity for moments of tranquility.


Have a Picnic

                Nourish your body and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature at the same time with a picnic at Seven Bends State Park. Pack a basket with freshly baked goodies from Flour and Water Co. and a selection of seasonal fruits from one of the many farmers' markets in the area, so you can enjoy the tastes of Shenandoah amidst the billowing breeze and shining sun.


Get a Different Perspective

                Sometimes wellness means reassessing and getting a different perspective on life. With Valley Ballooning, you can take to the skies and see everything from an entirely new point of view. This hot air balloon ride is sure to be the literal highlight of this month’s wellness journey.


Yoga Classes

Wellness goes beyond physical health; it encompasses mental and emotional well-being, too. Take time this month to indulge in moments of mindfulness and relaxation. Treat yourself to a yoga class at Third Hill at DeMello Vineyards, held weekly at just $10 per class.


Reconnect with Nature

                For those seeking a deeper connection with nature during Wellness Month, glamping and camping offer immersive experiences that rejuvenate the spirit. Whether you prefer cozy tents, glamorous yurts or just sleeping under the stars, unplug from your daily routine and the busyness of life to just take a moment away from it all. Fresh mountain air, toasted marshmallows, and the sounds of nature will unite in the ultimate wellness experience.


Join us in celebrating Wellness Month this August and discover all that Shenandoah County has to offer for your journey to well-being!