Paddling the Shenandoah River

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Paddling the Shenandoah River

An aquatic adventure on Virginia’s storied waterway.

The wild and gorgeous banks of Virginia’s Shenandoah River make a stunning backdrop to this river excursion, where relaxing canoe trips are followed by farm-fresh meals and waterfront cabin stays.


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 on char-grilled steaks over an open campfire after your day on the river (part of a dinner-and-canoe package). Drift off to the sounds of nature in one of the secluded riverfront cabins (sleeping up to six people, most have private hot tubs and decks with a river view).


Farmhouse Restaurant at Jordan Hollow Inn

Head to this dining hall, housed in a restored 1700s cabin, for tender quail and grilled apples paired with Virginia wines and microbrews.


Shenandoah River Outfitters’ Cabins

Drift off to sounds of nature in one of the Outfitters’ secluded riverfront cabins that sleep six; most have private hot tubs and decks with water views. Sign up for the dinner-and-canoe package and chow down on steaks char-grilled by an open campfire.

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