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Shenandoah Valley LOVEworks Trip

Created by: Casey

Discover the LOVEworks of Harrisonburg, Waynesboro and over the mountain in Afton on this trip loaded with family fun and good food.

Day 1

  • New Leaf Pastry Kitchen

    New Leaf Pastry Kitchen
    Address:
    212 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801

    Phone:
    (540) 432-8942
    Website:
    www.newleafpastrykitchen.com

    New Leaf Pastry Kitchen offers house made soups and salad as well as their signature quiche and sandwiches for lunch.  French macaron and Passion fruit cream puffs are among the most popular sweet offerings followed by mousse cakes in the European style.  New Leaf is located inside the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center and across the street from Asbury Methodist Church.  Watch as the chef/owner demonstrates his 30 years' experience in an open kitchen. The shop can also provide cakes for weddings and other celebrations.  Locally roasted coffee and other beverages are available.  Enjoy carry out or self-service dining in the window lined dining room or in the landscaped courtyard in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg.  WiFi is available.   Hours of operation are 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday. 

  • Harrisonburg LOVEwork

    Harrisonburg LOVEwork
    Address:
    311 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA, 22803

    Phone:
    (540) 432-8935
    Website:
    www.visitharrisonburgva.gov

    Harrisonburg and Rockingham County compose a unique community in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, with a diversity of ethnic backgrounds, a rich agricultural heritage, an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, and a vibrant and growing arts scene. The LOVEworks letters provide an interactive, educational representation of these community  strengths.


    Each letter represents one of four focus areas and was constructed of locally sourced and repurposed materials.  The letters sit on a base of local bluestone, the same attractive and stable material that has become a signature of buildings throughout the area and on the campuses of Harrisonburg's higher education institutions, James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University. Educational plaques describing the broader cultural themes, materials used and their significance, and the names of local artists who designed the sculpture and contributing community partners are on display with the sculpture.

  • Explore More Discovery Museum

    Explore More Discovery Museum
    Address:
    150 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801

    Phone:
    (540) 442-8900
    Website:
    www.iexploremore.com

    Experience the Explore More Discovery Museum formerly known as the Harrisonburg Children's Museum. A new and expanded location in historic downtown offers exciting exhibits designed to engage young minds through interactive and multi-sensory learning experiences. Exhibits include the Discovery Tree, Art Smart, Construction Zone, Friendly City Medical Center, TV Studio, Virginia Theater, Super Service Auto Center, Down on the Farm, CK's Kitchen and the Merck Science Lab. The museum also offers special programs and workshops, SOL-guided field trips, and birthday parties.  The museum is open with free admission on the First Friday of the month from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Visit the website for seasonal hours and special events.  www.iexploremore.com


    Explore More in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • Jess' Quick Lunch - Main St

    Jess
    Address:
    22 South Main St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

    Phone:
    (540) 434-8282

    Jess' Quick Lunch is the ultimate in hometown. Jess' is the place where one can get a real good hotdog with everything and a good hand dipped milkshake, just to name two!

  • Grand Caverns

    Grand Caverns
    Address:
    5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA, 24441

    Phone:
    (540) 249-5705
    Website:
    www.grandcaverns.com

    Grand Caverns is a stately and powerful example of Nature's handiwork.


    Gigantic stalactites point down from above. Equally imposing stalagmites thrust upward from the caverns floor. Cathedral Hall, 280 feet long and over 70 feet high, is one of the largest rooms of any cavern in the East. Massive columns, beautiful draperies rippling flowstone, and rare "shield" formations create a variety of fascinating sights. The famous Bridal Veil, Stonewall Jackson's Horse, and a peek at Dante's Inferno provide memories too good to miss.


    In addition to the caverns, other activities to be enjoyed while at the park are hiking, picnicking, swimming (seasonal) and mini golf (seasonal). Be sure to call to make your group's reservation!

  • Mrs. Rowe's Family Restaurant

    Mrs. Rowe
    Address:
    74 Rowe Road, Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (540) 885-3117
    Website:
    www.facebook.com/pages/mrs-rowes-restaurant-bakery/261736927175443

    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner all year long. Homestyle home cooked food. Fun and friendly atmosphere for family dining. Bakery on the premises. Family owned and operated since 1947.

  • Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft

    Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft
    Address:
    15 Foursquare Lane, Fishersville, VA, 22939

    Phone:
    (540) 213-9500
    Website:
    www.hamptoninn.com

    The award-winning Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft is located at the Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley. The hotel is conveniently located at exit 91 of I-64, just minutes from I-81, Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Our comfortable, spacious rooms all offer a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and 27" television with HBO, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. During your stay, you'll enjoy our indoor heated pool as well as our exercise facility. You'll also enjoy our hot breakfast served every morning from 6 am to 10 am.

    We are accessible and offer light alarms and staff to assist hearing impaired guests.

Day 2

  • Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft

    Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft
    Address:
    15 Foursquare Lane, Fishersville, VA, 22939

    Phone:
    (540) 213-9500
    Website:
    www.hamptoninn.com

    The award-winning Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft is located at the Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley. The hotel is conveniently located at exit 91 of I-64, just minutes from I-81, Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Our comfortable, spacious rooms all offer a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and 27" television with HBO, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. During your stay, you'll enjoy our indoor heated pool as well as our exercise facility. You'll also enjoy our hot breakfast served every morning from 6 am to 10 am.

    We are accessible and offer light alarms and staff to assist hearing impaired guests.

  • Stella, Bella & Lucy's

    Stella, Bella & Lucy
    Address:
    327 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA, 22980

    Phone:
    (540) 949-5111
    Website:
    stellabellalucy.com

    Breakfast and lunch served in a unique setting with vintage items and artwork for sale.  Our fine cafe serves a fresh & simple Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Friday  8:30 am until 2:30 pm. We have a Brunch Menu on Saturdays that combines Breakfast & Lunch items served throughtout the day from 8:30am until 1:30 pm.


    We offer vintage items and antiques as well as local, original watercolors and acrylics for sale. We are a destination point for the  Artisan Trail of Virginia.


     Perfect setting for small group meetings and luncheons. Reservations suggested for five or more in party.   Our restaurant is easily accessible for tourists. Excellent access for handicapped individuals. 


    Our restaurant received an award for the "Best New Restaurant in Waynesboro for 2012". Member of the Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • LOVEwork in Waynesboro

    LOVEwork in Waynesboro
    Address:
    Corner of Main St. and McElroy St., Constitution Park, Waynesboro, VA, 22980

    Phone:
    (540) 942-6644
    Website:
    www.visitwaynesboro.net

    Waynesboro is home to Virginia's first Urban Trout Fishery. Located on the banks of the South River in Constitution Park which plays hosts to annual events like the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival and Riverfest you can find the river themed LOVEwork. Designed and crafted by local Virginia artist Mark Cline. The L represents wading boots. The O is a reel. The V is two trout and the E is made out of oars. Find LOVE in Waynesboro- where good nature comes naturally.


    Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers on on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE

  • Sherando Lake

    Sherando Lake
    Address:
    96 Sherando Lake Road, Lyndhurst, VA, 22952

    Phone:
    (540) 291-2188
    Website:
    www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/gp/index.shtml

    The Sherando Lake Recreation Area lies within the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and is one of the most popular recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest. The area includes 2 lakes with most of the recreational facilities lying between them. Sherando Lake is the lower and larger of the two lakes at 24 acres. It, as well as many of the recreational facilities, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the mid 1930s. The upper lake was built later for flood control and is used primarily for fishing. Sherando Lake features swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing. The campground has 65 family campsites as well as group sites. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, showers, and a trailer dump station. Swimming facilities include a sandy beach, a shaded grass area, and a bathhouse with warm showers.

  • Boardwalk Cafe

    Boardwalk Cafe
    Address:
    2556 Jefferson Highway, (in Wellington Plaza), Waynesboro, VA, 22980

    Phone:
    (540) 941-8224
    Website:
    sites.google.com/site/theboardwalkcafebiz/home

    The Boardwalk Cafe is a family-friendly, casual neighborhood spot, the Valley's original specialty hot dog eatery. We serve Nathan's 100% all-beef quarter-pound hot dogs on hearty, hearth-baked buns and crown them with toppings from all across the USA. Some of the 50 selections you can enjoy are: a Virginia Classic, with onions, cheese, and mild, all-beef chili; a New York City with mustard and fresh sauerkraut or Sabrett's famous tomato-onion sauce; a Boston, with mustard, onions, and baked beans; or try an Elvis' Memphis, with peanut butter, bananas, and crisp bacon! Each week a different dog is showcased, along with homemade soups & specials, hot & cold subs and sandwiches, panini, potato knishes, fresh-baked treats, gluten-free & vegetarian choices. Our complete, most up-to-date menu is available on our website. Many special events are held during the year; please call for details, or search us on Facebook.

  • Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft

    Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft
    Address:
    15 Foursquare Lane, Fishersville, VA, 22939

    Phone:
    (540) 213-9500
    Website:
    www.hamptoninn.com

    The award-winning Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft is located at the Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley. The hotel is conveniently located at exit 91 of I-64, just minutes from I-81, Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Our comfortable, spacious rooms all offer a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and 27" television with HBO, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. During your stay, you'll enjoy our indoor heated pool as well as our exercise facility. You'll also enjoy our hot breakfast served every morning from 6 am to 10 am.

    We are accessible and offer light alarms and staff to assist hearing impaired guests.

Day 3

  • Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft

    Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft
    Address:
    15 Foursquare Lane, Fishersville, VA, 22939

    Phone:
    (540) 213-9500
    Website:
    www.hamptoninn.com

    The award-winning Hampton Inn - Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft is located at the Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley. The hotel is conveniently located at exit 91 of I-64, just minutes from I-81, Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Our comfortable, spacious rooms all offer a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and 27" television with HBO, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. During your stay, you'll enjoy our indoor heated pool as well as our exercise facility. You'll also enjoy our hot breakfast served every morning from 6 am to 10 am.

    We are accessible and offer light alarms and staff to assist hearing impaired guests.

  • Cracker Barrel, Waynesboro

    Cracker Barrel, Waynesboro
    Address:
    101 Appletree Lane, Waynesboro, VA, 22980

    Phone:
    (540) 942-0156

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - "Pleasing People with Good Country Cooking." Offers a full selection of breakfast items (served all day) from hearty Country Favorites to light and easy selections. Lunch and Dinner menus offer entree salads, soup n' sandwich combos, and daily lunch specials. A full selection of Fancy Fixin's entrees including steaks, chicken, and shrimp, or try a Country Dinner Plate where you make your own selections. You might spend some time rocking in a chair on the front porch or playing a quiet game of checkers. Visit the retail store filled with many unique gifts and collectibles to browse through and take home.. gift wrapping is free!

  • LOVEwork at Veritas Vineyards

    LOVEwork at Veritas Vineyards
    Address:
    151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA, 22920

    Phone:
    (540) 456-8000
    Website:
    www.veritaswines.com

    Virginia Tourism Corporation, Veritas Vineyards and Nelson County tourism have unveiled a giant LOVEwork made from wine corks. Each letter of the word love is nearly six feet tall and made up of hundreds of corks. The LOVEwork is suspended above the Veritas wine bar, giving the impression that LOVE is floating in mid-air.


    Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE.

  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery

    Veritas Vineyard & Winery
    Address:
    145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA, 22920

    Phone:
    (540) 456-8000
    Website:
    www.veritaswines.com

    "Explore Nelson County Wines". We invite you to take part in the essence of Virginia. Visit our vineyard, see how we grow grapes, how we make wine, and finally, sit back on our sun-drenched deck and enjoy the vistas and and wonderous beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Taste the fruits of our labor - the fruit of Virginia - captured for you in our luscious wines.


    We invite you to bring dogs to the property during normal business hours as long as they are kept outside of the tasting room and remain on a leash, and are cleaned up after when nature calls.


    Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

  • LOVEwork at Cardinal Point Winery

    LOVEwork at Cardinal Point Winery
    Address:
    9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920

    Phone:
    (540) 456-8400
    Website:
    www.cardinalpointwinery.com

    See the LOVEwork created from wine barrels at Cardinal Point Winery. Three barrels were used to create the L, and one each for the O, V and E.


    Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE.

  • Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery

    Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
    Address:
    Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920

    Phone:
    (540) 456-8400
    Website:
    www.cardinalpointwinery.com

    "Explore Nelson County Wines". Cardinal Point is nestled into the rolling hillside below the Blue Ridge Parkway and a perfect destination for those who want to see and learn about growing and making wine in Virginia. We have a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and video documentation of year-round activities such as pruning, harvest, crushing and bottling. Taste a spectrum of red and white wine styles, all friendly but with surprising depth. Visit web site for hours. Tasting fee. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and Easter.

  • Goodwin Creek Farm & Bakery

    Goodwin Creek Farm & Bakery
    Address:
    151 Goodwin Creek Trail, Afton, VA, 22920

    Phone:
    (540) 456-6701
    Website:
    www.aftonvirginia.com

    Goodwin Creek Farm is an old fashion family farm. Outside, Free-range chickens, ducks and geese roam the property. We are growing fruits and vegetables with hard work and care using better than organic methods, then delivering it all fresh to local markets and restaurants. Inside, we start from scratch baking bread fresh every morning. We use King Arthur Brand flour and the finest ingredients we can find.

    You can find our products at Fabulous Foods, Crozet Great Valu, Greenwood Gourmet Grocery, Village Market, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton Mountain Vineyards and Basic Necessities in Nellysford. and many more locations!

    Goodwin Creek Farm products are not third party certified organic unless otherwise stated.

  • Crabtree Falls Trail

    Crabtree Falls Trail
    Address:
    11581 Crabtree Falls Hwy., Route. 56, Montebello, VA, 24464

    Phone:
    (540) 291-2188
    Website:
    www.nelsoncounty.com

    Crabtree Falls, the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is a popular attraction located in Nelson County, just six miles off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 27. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. The first overlook is just a few hundred feet from the parking lot along a gentle, paved trail making it an excellent stopover for travelers of all ages and abilities. The more adventuresome hiker may continue along the 3-mile trail to four other overlooks offering spectacular views of the Crabtree Creek Falls and lovely vistas of the Tye River Valley. From the upper falls, the trail follows the creek another 1.2 miles to the Crabtree Meadows. Open dawn to dusk. Parking lot with daily parking fee per vehichle.

  • Wild Wolf Brewing Company Restaurant/Sports Bar/Shopping Village

    Wild Wolf Brewing Company  Restaurant/Sports Bar/Shopping Village
    Address:
    2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958

    Phone:
    (434) 361-0088
    Website:
    www.wildwolfbeer.com

    Step back in time and visit this charming Brewery/Restaurant and Shopping Village. Enjoy fresh, hand crafted beer and local food in Nelson County's original Schoolhouse or watch your favorite games in the sports bar on a large screen TV. Be sure to try the signature Fried Chicken and Fried Oreo Cookies! Afterward, take a stroll through the ten acre property and enjoy the working water wheel, ponds with Koi, Goldfish and waterfalls and be sure to stop in the various boutique shops in the village. Check our website for events and schedules. Vegan and Gluten Free options. Family friendly. Growler fills. Outdoor seating areas-- dog friendly.Hours 11:30AM to 10PM daily. Friday and Saturday hours 11:30AM to 11PM., Sunday 11AM to 10PM with Brunch 11AM to 3PM.

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