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.
Northern Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley: Orchards, Civil War, and an Old Railroad Station
John Brown’s body, Civil War destruction, a view “worth a voyage across the Atlantic,” and a very early steamboat
Log, limestone, and brick--a microcosm of early Valley architecture
Clarke County, “The most English county in the Valley”
Over the river and through the woods...
Up and over Great North Mountain (not for the faint of heart)
Ancient roads, old mills, a musical village, and mountain vistas
Heart of the Shenandoah Valley
A hidden valley, scenic drives, a rolling river, a dramatic cavern
Historic homes, Shakespeare, a folk life museum, and an inventor’s farm
Maple syrup, sheep, mineral spring baths, and no stop lights
Jefferson’s stone bridge, an old canal, and two historic colleges
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. More...
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.