Race to Shenandoah Downs

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...

A Well-Preserved Gem Mount Jackson, Virginia

Mount Jackson is immediately recognizable for those driving along the I-81 corridor because of the tall water tower painted with a giant basket of apples. This landmark deserves to be photographed, but there’s a lot more to catch your interest when exploring the town,...

Scenic Drives and Country Stores

    In rural areas like Shenandoah County, many Country Stores still exist along the scenic backroads despite the growth of some modern amenities like chain groceries and big box stores, most of which are concentrated in the larger towns and closer to the...