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...

Jul 23--Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

Jul 24--Private greenhouse shopping at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Jul 24--Kids` Garden Yoga program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

Jul 24--Youth program at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

Jul 24--Blandy Experimental Farm Book Club meeting in Boyce, Va.

Jul 24--On This Day Civil War anniversary program in Winchester, Va.

Jul 24--Theater production at Winchester Little Theatre in Winchester, Va.

Jul 24--Dulcimer concert in Bridgewater, 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


From the Mountain Courier: Our Parks

Woodstock – Lifeguard Maggie Laughlin and water safety instuctor/life guard Jessica Barr enjoy the new Splash Pad at the W.O. Riley Park.

Splash Pad, Pickleball, Fitness Trail, Sand Volleyball, Disc Golf And
“A River Runs Through It”

By Peggy Boston

Editor’s Note: This article looks at the unique character and one-of-a-kind facilities of each park. For hours, phone numbers and a complete list of the entire facilities for all the parks, see the guide that follows.

The excursion was planned, time for it plucked from a tight schedule and the promise of a free lunch. It would be fun to spend the day outside, exploring Shenandoah County’s five town parks and its own county park.
Nine thirty am and the day was … dreary. A bit chilly for late June, and an overcast sky suggesting rain in the near future. Still, better than hunkering inside and cleaning the basement.

First stop, New Market Community Park. It was easy to park in a central location and see where everything was. Surprisingly, there were several people already out in spite of the weather. Paula Binsted, from New Market by way of New Zealand, was just finishing her run on the fitness trail. The trail, with a dozen or so exercise stops, is the only one in the area’s town or county parks. It runs along a portion of a much longer walking and biking path. Binsted said she has lived in New Market for over 20 years, and loves coming to the park. Also on the path, a woman walking three Chihuahuas and another woman intently jogging. Two of the five tennis courts are also for Pickleball play.



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