Tour 11: Monterey to Goshen Pass, via Hot Springs
Tour 1: Northern Gateway
Tour 3: Middletown to Winchester
Tour 7: Edinburg to Mt. Jackson, via Singers Glen, New Market Tour 6: Woodstock to Lost City
Tour 2: Charles Town - Shepherdstown via Harpers Ferry
Tour 8: Harrisonburg to Port Republic
Tour 10: Staunton to Steeles Tavern
Tour 12: Lexington and Natural Bridge Tour 4: White Post to Berryville via Millwood
Tour 13: Fincastle to Buchanan
Tour 9: Fort Valley to Page Valley and Luray Tour 5: Strasburg to Front Royal, via Fort Valley
Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley. Although definitions vary, the Shenandoah Valley today is generally considered to run from the West Virginia counties of Berkeley and Jefferson, where the Shenandoah River joins the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, to points south of Lexington, Virginia.

Located at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War
I-81 Exit 264 in New Market, Va.



 


Things to do...

Apr 16--Art exhibition at James Madison University

Apr 16--Art exhibition at Washington and Lee University

Apr 16--Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

Apr 16--Civil War history program at Handley Library in Winchester, Va.

Apr 16--Opera performance at James Madison University

Apr 17--Art exhibition at James Madison University

Apr 17--2014 Mountain Trout fishing lessons at Murrays Fly Shop in Edinburg, Va.

Apr 17--Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

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Tour 1

Northern Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley: Orchards, Civil War, and an Old Railroad Station


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Tour 2

John Brown’s body, Civil War destruction, a view “worth a voyage across the Atlantic,” and a very early steamboat

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Tour 3

Log, limestone, and brick--a microcosm of early Valley architecture

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Tour 4

Clarke County, “The most English county in the Valley”

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Tour 5

Over the river and through the woods...

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Tour 6

Up and over Great North Mountain (not for the faint of heart)

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Tour 7

Ancient roads, old mills, a musical village, and mountain vistas

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Tour 8

Heart of the Shenandoah Valley

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Tour 9

A hidden valley, scenic drives, a rolling river, a dramatic cavern

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Tour 10

Historic homes, Shakespeare, a folk life museum, and an inventor’s farm

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Tour 11

Maple syrup, sheep, mineral spring baths, and no stop lights

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Tour 12

Jefferson’s stone bridge, an old canal, and two historic colleges

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Tour 12

Southern Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley: A preserved 1800s village, an abandoned canal, and two C&O railroad towns

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Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop is a wine-lover's paradise

Scenic Virginia destinations like the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns are known worldwide. The Shenandoah Valley region offers an incredible landscape blessed with a variety of getaway destinations. Yet, much of it is almost within sight of the highly-populated national Capitol area and less than one or two hours from major international airports. 

Attractions vary in size and character. One may best experience what's there by experiencing it regionally, but always from some starting point of reference. Being “there” can mean a lot of things to different people.

Incredible scenic natural beauty, wine, proximity and accessibility are all in the mix. So where does one actually start? It may take a sort of framework to help plan your own trip. Which brings us to the Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop, a collectively-managed group of visitor-friendly attractions and tourism-supporting businesses that are spread out over a four-county area, mostly concentrated in Rappahannock and Page Counties. All are within or bordering the northern end of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

The well-known attractions and outdoor destinations of this Valley and Eastern Piedmont region are also interwoven with an ever-burgeoning Virginia wine industry. The Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop includes eight wineries, one distillery, four restaurants and eight lodging providers, all organized among two main access routes: A northern access point, which begins at the Front Royal, Va. Visitors Center, and a southern access point at the Luray, Va. Visitor Center.

 

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