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...

Jan 30--Art exhibition at Bridgewater College

Jan 30--Mixology Class Locke at Modern Country Store in Millwood, Va.

Jan 30--Comedy show at Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Va.

Jan 30--Music and Dancing in Raphine, Va.

Jan 30--Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

Jan 31--Harrisonburg Winter Farmers Market in Harrisonburg, Va.

Jan 31--Fishing Workshop at Murrays Fly Shop in Edinburg, Va.

Jan 31--Qigong Classes at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

Jan 31--Puppet theater performance in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Jan 31--Oboe music concdert at James Madison University

Jan 31--Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

Jan 31--Wine Tasting in Natural Bridge, Va.

Jan 31--Health Center Art Auction Dinner at Washington and Lee University

Jan 31--Swedish Fire Festival at Barren Vinyards in Fishersville, Va.

more events


Tour 1

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


Tour 2

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


Tour 3

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


Tour 4

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


Tour 5

Over the river and through the woods...


Tour 6

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


Tour 7

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


Tour 8

Heart of the Shenandoah Valley


Tour 9

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


Tour 10

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


Tour 11

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


Tour 12

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


Tour 12

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


Ski season began early for Bryce Resort's 50th anniversary year


Bryce Resort is one of three year-round resorts located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The resort's relatively small size may be just one of the things that give it a family-friendly appeal.

Bryce's slopes can be a good place to start for young and beginning skiers and snowboarders. And only after just a few runs down Bryce Resort ski slopes, there's always a good chance the lift attendants start remembering you by name.

Bryce Resort is tucked behind one of the foothill ridges of the great North Mountain, and literally at the base of the eastern leading edge of the Allegheny Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley's western border between Virginia and West Virginia. It's one of those places that, once you are there, you can feel like you are a lot farther away from it all than you really are.

In reality, it's only about 11 miles west of Interstate 81, exit 273, the tiny little Shenandoah County town of Mt. Jackson, Va., where Civil War-era building architecture abounds and factory tours at Rt. 11 Potato Chips are enjoyed. More about Shenandoah County later.

Bryce Resort turns 50 this year, and in its entire history there has only been one other time that skiing could be offered as early as Thanksgiving – and that was just last year. This year, the ski season really took off early, thanks to those eight inches of snow that fell the day before Thanksgiving.



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