Explore the outdoors in Waynesboro—there are so many paths to follow!
Waynesboro is located three miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah National Park. The City is home to the South River, which offers a four-mile fishery year-round and hosts the South River Fly Fishing Expo each spring.
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, or the Iris Inn) or pick one of our hotels with a mountain view. Hide the television remote in the bedside table and head outdoors. Be a kid again on a geocache scavenger hunt and see where fortune leads you. Pick up some lunch from Jake's Bar & Grill or The Purple Foot and enjoy a picnic at one of the many City parks. Constitution Park offers the paved Greenway Trail, which meanders for 0.8-mile along the South River, while Coyner Springs Park offers trails through a rolling meadow. While there, don’t forget to try out the disc-golf course in the woods (BYOD).
Day Two: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Stella, Bella and Lucy's and a morning stroll downtown (self-guided walking tours available at the Visitor Center on Main and Arch). Start with a visit to the P. Buckley Moss Gallery, then head 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, pay a visit to one of the many local wineries/breweries. For dinner there’s the Green Leaf Grill, Heritage on Main, and many other locally owned restaurants.
Day Three: Travel back in time by visiting the Waynesboro Heritage Museum or the Plumb House Museum. Then stop in the Shenandoah Valley Art Center where you can find unique pieces from local artists. A self-guided tour of the nearby Tree Streets neighborhood reveals a broad mix of architectural styles built from 1890 to 1950. After your walk, refresh yourself with some homemade ice cream from Kline’s. If you’ve still got energy, consider making it a night out on the town and see a live performance at the newly renovated Wayne Theatre.
Waynesboro, Virginia—Where Good Nature Comes Naturally!