Mount Jackson / Quicksburg, Virginia
AREA ATTRACTIONS & ADVENTURES
An underground world of wonders. Shenandoah Caverns has been welcoming visitors since it opened in 1922. Discover a world of breathtaking natural wonders, geology and extraordinary crystalline formations. See the famous "Breakfast Bacon" limestone formations. Be amazed by the unique and intricate formations like Capitol Dome, Diamond Cascade and Rainbow Lake. Open year-round with temperatures maintained at 56 degrees. The only caverns that offers elevator service and walkways for your convenience. Shenandoah Caverns is for explorers of all ages. For more information, please visit http://www.shenandoahcaverns.com/
See spectacular parade floats, props and settings from the nation's most prestigious parades and events. Presidential Inaugurals, Rose Bowl and Macy's Thanksgiving parades and many more. It's an amazing exhibition with huge floats and wonderful animated figures. For more information, visit their website http://www.shenandoahcaverns.com/.
Route 11 Chips
Mt. Jackson, VA
One of America's specialty chip producers. The best chips on the planet. Hand cooked kettle style potato chips prepared the old fashioned way. With fry viewing at the factory. Please call ahead (800) 294-7783 or (540) 477-9664 to make sure they are in production for fry view. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.rt11.com/.
Shenandoah Wine Trail
The Shenandoah Valley has emerged as a regional wine leader in the eastern United States. A tour of the Valley's wineries and two craft breweries and one cidery offers a special experience with rural scenery, entertainment, quality restaurants, and award winning wines. Please visit http://www.shenandoahvalleywinetrail.com/ for complete listing of the featured wineries along the trail. Also, please note that some wineries offer wine tasting by appointment only, please call ahead. Enjoy a weekend away as you sip fabulous wine and spirits, savor the freshest of local cuisine and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Shenandoah Valley. Come take a tour of the Shenandoah Wine Trail.
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
Mt. Jackson, VA
Tourists from miles around pay a visit to one of the best-known covered bridges in Virginia. A 204 foot single-span Burr arch known as Meem's Bottom in Shenandoah County. The bridge site takes its name from the Meem family that owned the Strathmore estate west of the Shenandoah River. This long span over the North Fork of the river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween in 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually under girded with steel beams and concrete piers. Succeeding at least two other bridges, the Meem's Bottom Bridge was built in 1894 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. Records show that one bridge was burned in 1862 as Stonewall Jackson went up the Valley ahead of the Union General John C. Fremont, prior to the battles of Harrisonburg, Cross Keys and Port Republic. Another was washed away in a flood in 1870.
Located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, two hours west of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Bryce is a member-owned, four season sports and recreation resort dedicated to serving its members, guests, and visitors. Known for being family-friendly, the resort features the Horst Locher Snowsports School and a mountain bike park with beginner, intermediate and expert trails and lift access. In addition, the expansive property boasts a PGA rated 18 hole, par 71 golf course in an Alpine setting, and Lake Laura, a 45-acre spring-fed lake with beaches, a picnic area, snack bar, and opportunities to canoe, paddleboat, and paddleboard. Bryce also offers four dining options ranging from casual meals to fine dining. For more information, please visit www.bryceresort.com
Lake Laura (at Bryce Resort)
Trying to cool off during those hot summer months? Check out Lake Laura Beach & Boating Center. For a small fee, you can spend the entire summer day lounging on the grassy beach while the kids swim and play on tranquil Lake Laura. For rent are canoes, paddleboats and paddleboards. If you are in the mood for a hike, enjoy a 3 mile nature/hiking trail with scenic views around Lake Laura. There is a sandy beach play area. No pets, alcoholic beverages and grills permitted. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. For daily information, call (540) 856-2121 ext. 253.
Virginia Civil War Museum
New Market, VA
Every year the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield re-enacts the 1864 Battle of New Market with emphasis on the role of Virginia Military Institute Cadets and the Civil War in Virginia. Featured items in the museum are artifacts, dioramas and the Emmy winning film "Field of Lost Shoes" shown daily on the tour. For more information on tours, please visit their website at www.vmi.edu/newmarket.com.
Route 11 Outfitters
An outdoor adventure company located in Woodstock, Virginia. Guided and self guided river trips on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Kayak and tube rentals. Open April through November. Plan your river adventure. Visit www.route11outfitters.com for more information.
White Oak Canyon
One of Shenandoah National Park's most popular destinations is White Oak Canyon and its six waterfalls, with heights from 35 to 86 feet. There are swimming holes at the bottom of each waterfall, but do not expect much privacy because they are quite popular. The Skyline Drive Trailhead for this hike is at mile post 42.6, Luray, VA 22835 Park Info. (540) 999-3500. The adventurous, physically fit hikers can take the steep 4.6 miles hike to the Upper Falls, White Oak's highest waterfall at 86 feet. Return trip is very steep. Consider your physical condition and available time before continuing past the upper falls. Add an additional 2.7 miles round trip (1100’ elevation change) to lower falls and return. Those who love to push themselves may enjoy the strenuous hike around the Cedar Run/ White Oak Circuit, which provides views of a few of the waterfalls. (Mile 45.6) – very strenuous 8.2-mile circuit hike. From Hawksbill Gap, take Cedar Run-Link-White Oak-White Oak Fire Road-Horse Trail. Be sure to bring water. White Oak Canyon can also be accessed from the Park boundary at the base of the mountains with an easy two mile hike up to the first waterfall. Visitors hiking White Oak Canyon from either the Skyline Drive Trailhead or the Lower Trailhead must have a valid Shenandoah National Park entrance permit.
Our Soldiers Cemetary 1861 - 1865
Mt. Jackson, VA
Burial site of more than 400 Confederate soldiers representing 11 southern states. Located in the Town of Mount Jackson, Virginia along Route 11.
Peters Mill Run / Taskers Gap
Known as the largest OHV complex in the state of Virginia, Peters Mill Run and Taskers Gap is an adventure you will never forget. With the wind in your face, zip along this rugged trail system with exciting twists and turns. Peters Mill is 12 miles of moderately challenging rocky 4x4 trail loop with occasional creek crossings while Taskers Gap to the South offers some challenging ATV trail loops. The two areas offer about 40 miles of trails to explore. OHV vehicles permitted: four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, motorbikes, four-wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mountain bicycles.
Edinburg Mill and Museum
The Edinburg Mill was built in 1848 by George Grandstaff and was in continuous operation as a grist mill until 1978. It is famous for the fact that it is one of the few mills in the Valley that was not burned by Sheridan during the Civil War. The mill is now open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Check out the mill, visit the museum.
Shenvalee Golf Resort
New Market, VA
Located in the historic town of New Market, VA. The Shenvalee brought golf to the Shenandoah Valley in 1927 and has grown from a modest 9-hole course into a 27-hole resort. Combining its welcoming atmosphere and soothing Southern charm with its excellent amenities, and casual restaurants, sports bar, and facilities for weddings, banquettes, and business meetings—the Shenvalee attracts golfers and travelers from throughout the Eastern states, Canada, and beyond. For more information, please visit http://www.shenvalee.com/
Maize Quest The Cornfield Maze Adventure
Mt. Jackson, VA
Journey through miles of paths in corn maze. Kids play in the straw maze, mini maze, sorghum maze, rope maze and more. Ride the pedal go karts. Get lost fun for all ages. Open weekends August thru. November. For more information visit http://www.cornmaze.com/
Cooter's in The Valley features Daisy's Diner, Dukes of Hazzard Museum with the General Lee, Cooter's tow truck, Boss Hogg's caddy, Cooter's Garage Band and appearances from the man himself and much, much more. Visit www.cootersplace.com for more information about Cooter's Place and events.
Massanutten Story Book Trail
Discover the geology of the Massanutten Mountain. As you walk, look for fossils and forest wildlife. Interpretive signs along the trail discuss the building of this ancient mountain. At the end of the trail enjoy the scenic overlook of Page Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains from the observation deck. Massanutten Storybook Trail is a 0.4 mile paved trail suitable for wheelchairs and strollers however the parking lot is not accessible and help might be needed to reach the trail.
Shenandoah Heritage Market
Located in Harrisonburg, VA. Open Monday - Saturday. Sample some Old Fashioned Valley Goodness at the area’s largest Country Market. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of water gardens and park benches while you wander through 20+ locally owned and operated shops. Come enjoy a taste of the past. www.shenandoahmarket.net
Enjoy a taste of adventure on a hot air balloon flight with your friends/family or just come by yourself and be part of the group! Balloons launch at sunrise and sunset from Woodstock, Virginia almost everyday of the year. You can take in great views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and after your flight enjoy a toast with sparkling cider. Flight time ranges rom 30-60 minutes. For more information visit their website www.valleyballooning.com or call (540) 333-6697 or (540) 975-0192.
Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures
New Market, VA
For sheer excitement and high-speed fun, no sport comes close to skydiving. On average, skydivers make about 3 million jumps annually. If you are ready to join the ranks of those who have taken the plunge, Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures will make the first jump a safe, awesome and unforgettable experience. Visit http://www.skydivenewmarket.com/ for more information.
Drive-In Movie Theatre
A 2 screen drive-in theatre, offering first run movie features at family affordable prices. A double feature policy (offering movie patrons two-first run films per night; per screen. Experiencing a night at the drive-in is so much different than seeing a movie at a local multiplex... it is very much like a tailgate party at a sporting event. Enjoy a true American classic drive-in theatre... it all makes seeing a movie an event that is memorable.
Stock car races for individuals that have the need for speed. Visit www.winchesterspeedway.com for race information.
Massanutten Indoor/Outdoor Waterpark
With year-round 84 degree weather, there is always a 100% chance of fun. During the warm weather months, the waterpark offers an outdoor oasis. Prepare to get wet. Featuring a multi-lane mat racer slide, a wave pool and activity pool. Water-free fun includes a state-of-the-art gaming area with the latest in video and redemption technology. Also available, choose from three different dining locations. www.massanuttenwaterpark.com