Staunton for the Ecothusiast

Staunton for the Ecothusiast
Staunton for the Ecothusiast
Staunton Convention and Visitors Bureau
116 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Staunton City
Phone: (540) 332-3865
toll-free: (800) 342-7982

You'll spend 3 days/2 nights discovering your passion for the outdoors, and Staunton is your base camp as you set out to explore.

Day 1: Before you head out, stop in Wilderness Adventure for all of your outdoors and camping supplies. Grab a bite to eat and some snacks for the road at one of our local eateries. You'll get a quick history lesson as you explore the compact and easily walked downtown, full of historic architecture.

You'll start off taking in some hiking and bird-watching trails in Staunton's Montgomery Hall Park. 140 acres offers rolling hills and quiet woodlands, setting the pace for your outdoor adventure.

Move on to one of the many opportunities for bringing your inner "nature child" out...Grand Caverns, Natural Chimneys, and The George Washington National Forest all are ready and waiting for you to take in the scenery, smells, flora and fauna.

After a day in the wild, head back to base camp Staunton for some "civilized" recreation. Head back to your hotel or B&B to freshen up, then make your way downtown for dinner in one of Staunton's fine restaurants.

Day 2: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at a hometown eatery where all the locals meet. Head out to North Mountain Outfitters for a day of trail riding. If the Cowboy Way doesn't suit, spend this beautiful day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive or in Shenandoah National Park. The possibilities are endless.

Back to base camp Staunton, where tonight you'll try something different. Pick up a boxed or picnic lunch to enjoy in Gypsy Hill Park, where you can enjoy a stroll around the duck pond or Lake Tams before catching a free outdoor summer concert at the bandstand. Back at your hotel, sweet dreams of the day's adventures will settle in your head as you settle in your comfortable bed.

Day 3: Spend your last day winding down and photographing Staunton outdoors...from the rich, agricultural landscapes to the stunning beauty of the mountains. You'll be back...

Last Updated: 6/13/2014 10:58 AM