- Skyline Drive: MP 0 to MP 105
- Blue Ridge Parkway: MP 0 to MP 135
- Follow the parkway to these great cities and towns:
- New Market
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.
Green Valley Book Fair – June 29-July 14, Aug. 17-Sept. 2, October 5-20, Nov. 29-Dec. 15. Mount Crawford. 25,000 square feet containing over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. (800) 385-0099, gvbookfair.com.
Court & Market Days – June 1. 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, downtownharrisonburg.org.
Fall Mountain Magic in Buchanan – October 5. Antiques, crafts, art, food, bluegrass, and Antique Auto and Tractor Show. (540) 254-1212, townofbuchanan.com.
Apple Days Craft Show – October 5-6. Willow Oak Plaza, Waynesboro. Juried show with jewelery, ornaments, quilts, fine art and furniture, homemade apple dumplings, festival foods & live entertainment! (540) 942-5101.