Visiting Augusta County offers fast access to backcountry trails, mountains, lakes, local food, real farmers and authentic experiences.
We are focused on enjoying our surroundings and eating food grown close by and undeniably fresh. Augusta County is a key partner in the Fields of Gold agritourism trail. We encourage citizens and visitors to experience what we have to offer by eating, picking, growing, and taking something home. We are home to Polyface, the nationally-recognized “beyond organic” farm of Joel Salatin, who gained fame in the bestselling book The Omnivores Dilemma. Our four area farmers markets operate from spring through fall and feature fresh produce, summer berries, homemade breads and pastries, naturally-raised meats, and dairy products. If you don’t want to cook, choose from our award-winning restaurants that celebrate the bounty of our farmers and their agricultural heritage, by sourcing ingredients locally.
Augusta County is bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Allegheny Mountains to the west, and provides four seasons of adventure. Located nearby are Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, The Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, and the geologic wonders of Natural Chimneys (home of the Red Wing Roots Music Festival) and Grand Caverns. Whether you are interested in golfing, camping, hiking, hunting, bike riding, fishing, and bird watching - we’ve got you covered.