The Shenandoah Area

The Shenandoah Area Travel Guide

Park and walk this 1.8-mile round trip path, a wildlife-rich hike with educational signs along the way.

Where wartime homesteads and fighting trenches remain intact.

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 on char-grilled steaks over an open campfire after your day on the river (part of a dinner-and-canoe package).

Cross Country International, which plans deluxe horseback adventures in Ireland, Peru, and beyond, recently introduced its first trip in Virginia: the three- to four-day Hunt Country Trail Ride.

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

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.

Located in Rappahannock County, Virginia, this small, family-run vineyard was founded in 2004.

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