Shenandoah Valley

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  • Blue Ridge Parkway: MP 0 to MP 135

The Shenandoah Valley is as lush and green as it is ancient. From Indian lore to modern recreation, the valley sets the tone for a land of natural wonders, colorful folk art and historic spots.

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley area is brimming with outdoor recreation, a wealth of natural beauty and a rich tapestry of history for the sampling. Spend time exploring the wonders of the vast Shenandoah Valley National Park up close on a hike or from a bike or horseback. Drive along the Skyline Drive as it winds along the crest of mountains the entire length of the park to see wildlife and preserved areas.

Remember the Civil War at New Market Battlefield, have your picture taken under Natural Bridge or try a whitewater ride on the south fork of the Shenandoah River. Stop by the scattering of charming small towns dotting the valley’ s edges. Enjoy a few hours at the new Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to absorb the area’ s history and artistic talents before you leave.


Buchanan Civil War History Weekend – April 25-28, 2014, Buchanan. (540) 254-1212.

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival – April 25-May 4, 2014, Winchester. World’s largest fire fighters’ parade, crafters carnival, and fireworks display. (540) 662-3863.

Rocktown Beer and Music Festival – April 26, 2014, Harrisonburg. (540) 432-8922.

Blue Ridge Marathon – April 26, 2014, Roanoke. (540) 343-1550.

The Virginia Hot Glass Festival – April 27-28, 2014, Sunspots Studios, Staunton. (540) 885-0678.

Green Valley Book Fair – May 10-June 1, June 28-July 20, August 16-September 7, October 4-26, November 28-December 17, 2014, Mount Crawford. 25,000 square feet containing over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. (800) 385-0099.

Roanoke Festival in the Park – May 23-25, 2014, Roanoke. Celebration of art, music and family.

Court & Market Days – May 31, 2014, Harrisonburg. Old friends from the 1850s gather together with the local farmers market to re-create the Court & Market Days of years past. (540) 432-8922.

Fall Mountain Magic in Buchanan – October 4, 2014, Buchanan. Antiques, crafts, art, food, bluegrass and Antique Auto and Tractor Show. (540) 254-1212.

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