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Things to do in The Shenandoah Area

There are many different things to do in the Shenandoah Valley, and an excellent starting place is at the Shenandoah National Forest, where tourists can find a list of what to do in Shenandoah Valley. Here, there is horseback riding, fishing, trails and more available for the outdoor adventurer.

The Shenandoah River is another great place to find things to do in the Shenandoah Valley. Canoeing and rafting are top choices, but you could also opt to relax with your toes in the water.

The city of Winchester is a great spot for indoor-focused travelers looking for what to do in Shenandoah Valley. Winchester is an established colonial town that has authentic historical background: George Washington actually spent a lot of his adulthood here. Travelers curious about history can also visit sites pertinent to the French and Indian, Civil, and Revolutionary Wars. Winchester is also home to one of the biggest malls the apple blossom and home of the apple blossom festival.

  • Cross Country International

    Cross Country International, which plans deluxe horseback adventures in Ireland, Peru, and beyond, recently introduced its first trip in Virginia: ... More
  • Fort Valley Ranch

    Take ahalf-day ride to 2,310-foot Kennedy Peak, overlooking other Blue Ridge peaks to the east. The excursion comes with a brown-bag lunch. More
  • Gadino Cellars

    Located in Rappahannock County, Virginia, this small, family-run vineyard was founded in 2004. Owned by Bill and Aleta Saccuta Gadino, who began ma... More
  • Jordan Hollow Stables

    Small children will love visiting for a 20-minute paddock ride on a friendly pony ($10). More
  • Polyface Farm

    Sustainability guru Joel Salatin leads Intensive Discovery Seminars—where you’ll learn about raising poultry and eco-friendly farming. More
  • Shenandoah River Outfitters

    The outfitter has everything you need to paddle into the wilderness. For a lazier way to keep cool, try a three-to-five-hour tubing trip. Chow down... More
  • Wilderness Battlefield

    Where wartime homesteads and fighting trenches remain intact. More
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