As summer approaches, many city dwellers are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Shenandoah County offers a scenic summer getaway for those seeking to reconnect with nature. With its stunning mountain landscapes, scenic trails, and a wide variety of outdoor activities that range from thrill to chill, this area is the ultimate destination for people looking to take a break from the high-rises.

Searching for that thrill that you just can’t seem to find in the city? Shenandoah County offers outdoor activities that will get your adrenaline pumping – hot air ballooning, sky diving, even hang gliding.

For something less thrilling but equally fun, outdoor enthusiasts can head to Bryce Resort for golf, biking and water activities on Lake Laura. Seven Bends State Park offers activities both on and off the water, and visitors can also embark on an exhilarating kayaking or tubing trip along the Shenandoah River. Enjoy the peace and quiet of being away from it all, with the only background noise being the crunch of gravel under your hiking boots or the sound of running water beneath your paddleboard.

Speaking of peace and quiet … for those seeking a “chill” getaway that extends past paddleboarding on the river, this area boasts numerous wineries and vineyards, where visitors can savor award-winning wines while enjoying stunning panoramic mountain views. Whether it's a wine tasting or a leisurely picnic among the vineyards, the county's wineries offer a tranquil and idyllic setting. Shenandoah County is also home to charming towns that offer a glimpse into the region's rich history and culture. Connect with local artisans and restaurants during a leisurely stroll through the downtown areas or drive (no metros here!) to one of the many museums that showcase the area’s history.

To truly escape urban life, Shenandoah County offers many options for camping under the stars. For those not quite willing to make that full commitment to living amongst nature, several glamping sites are available in the area, as well as vacation rental homes (with full plumbing and running water, we promise!).

It’s time to plan your unplugged summer getaway … and Shenandoah County is waiting for you!