Shenandoah National Park
There are many things to do in Shenandoah National Park, one of those things being hiking. This 105-mile long park lies astride the Blue Ridge Mountains with long vistas into the Shenandoah Valley to the west and Virginia’s Piedmont to the east. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the scenic Skyline Drive along the ridge top and there are other ridge-top trails with side trails to overlooks and waterfalls. Open year round, weather permitting. If in doubt, call the number above for current road conditions in the park. For even more detailed information, go to Guide to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.
You’ll find there is a near endless list of hiking trails to explore within the Shenandoah National Park, great fishing on the rippling rivers, rolling country roads perfect for cycling and so much more.
There are many things to do in Shenandoah National Park and beyond, browse our recommendations below for other nearby outdoor activities
|Appalachian Trail |
|George Washington National Forest |
Fort Valley Entrance: Waterlick, VA | (540) 984-4101Signal Knob is the distinctive peak most clearly visible from Vaucluse. The highlight of this challenging 9 to 12-mile hike is the view from a famous Civil War signal station site. The National Forest has many other well-marked trails through thousands of acres of “mixed use” land (one of the “mixed uses” is hunting – we don’t recommend hiking in late fall and winter in areas where hunting may be taking place).
Sky Meadows State Park
Front Royal Canoe Company
Luray, VA | (800) 622-6632
The Wagon Wheel Ranch
Double H Stable
Plan on bringing your own bikes (no rentals in area). We have maps available at the inn for several round trips through apple orchard country here in Frederick County and through horse country in neighboring Clarke County.
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Rock Harbor Golf Course
Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club
Appleland Sports Center