Explore the outdoors in the River City - there are so many paths to follow!
Waynesboro is home to the South River, or more properly, the South Fork tributary of the mighty Shenandoah River. Located downtown, we literally have a river running through the City, enabling us to play host to the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival in mid-April. The South River also offers a four mile fishery year round. Waynesboro is located 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah National Park.
Come experience where ‘Good Nature Comes Naturally’ and explore some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities around!
Day One: After traveling down the Blue Ridge Parkway and taking in the vistas of the Shenandoah Valley, arrive in Waynesboro. Check into your Bed and Breakfast (Tree Streets Inn, Belle Hearth B & B, The Speckled Trout or the Iris Inn) or one of our hotels with a mountain view and take a breath of the crisp morning air. Hide the television remote in the bedside table and head outdoors. Fuel up with a quick bite to eat before hitting one of the many hiking trails in the area. Be a kid again on a geocache scavenger hunt and see where fortune leads you. Pick up some lunch from Habanero Burritos, Mi Rancho, Jake's Bar and Grill, or The Purple Foot and enjoy a picnic at one of the many City parks in the area.
Day Two: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Stella, Bella and Lucy's and a morning walk/run before heading out for more activities. Start the day with a visit to the P. Buckley Moss Gallery downtown. Head next door to South River Fly Shop to pick up a fishing permit and head out to the river - Kevin and Tommy will be happy to arrange lessons, too. Anglers can enjoy catching trout, while non-anglers can sit on the bank and get lost in a good novel. Later in the day take a visit to one of the many local wineries/breweries. For dinner there’s the Green Leaf Grill, Orbital Grill, the Tailgate Inn and many other local restaurants.
Day Three: Travel back in time by visiting the Waynesboro Heritage Museum or the Plumb House Museum. Nearby is the Shenandoah Valley Art Center where you can find unique pieces from local artist. After a delicious lunch at Heritage on Main, head to the Tree Streets to view a broad mix of architectural styles in the neighborhood of early schools, churches and homes built from 1890 to 1950.