Winter is a Wonderland

-Winter is a wonderland in Shenandoah County, Virginia after the first snowfall as the higher elevations often maintain their dusty snow-covered peaks throughout December, January and February. It is a perfect place to enjoy some of your favorite outdoor winter activities. So, it’s time to pull…

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Ten Easy Hikes in Shenandoah County, Virginia

For a walk in nature, there are plenty of scenic options in Shenandoah County thanks to an abundance of forest lands and green spaces. From Strasburg to New Market, it’s a cinch to find an easy hiking trail or paved path. Walk across a battlefield, stroll alongside a river or traipse through a…

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Race to Shenandoah Downs

By Cindy Rinker Strong bodies pull against the weight of the carts behind them. Manes flying, nostrils wide, sucking in as much air as possible, the horses follow behind the moving gate waiting for the moment the wings come in and the race begins. The crowd roars as the race starts and the horses…

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Quiet and Abundant Orkney Springs

Nestled at the base of the Great North Mountain, the quiet village of Orkney Springs is named for the abundant mineral springs bubbling up that were long believed to possess healing qualities. It is thought that the Orkney part of the name traces back to the Orkney Islands, an important reminder of…

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Different Gears: Shenandoah County’s Range of Biking Adventures

By Erin Smith: Shenandoah County is a premiere destination for both road bikers and mountain bikers. It has back country roads offering views of idyllic Valley scenery and distant mountains. Those mountains have miles of hardcore singletrack begging to be shredded. Read on for some of our favorite…

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Women Entrepreneurs of Shenandoah County Part 2

Written by Linda Barrett In this second post in honor of Women’s History Month, we’re excited to introduce you to even more of our area’s female entrepreneurs whose unique businesses support our community here in Shenandoah County. Woodstock Café The owner of Woodstock Café, Nikki Grant, was born…

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