Take a weekend and visit Shenandoah County!
Stop first at Shenandoah Caverns, where the price of your caverns ticket will get you into the entire Shenandoah Family of Attractions including: American Celebration on Parade (the original owner Earl Hargrove was the largest collector of parade floats and decor in the entire U.S.) and Main Street of YesterYear. The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns is free and offers visitors a whimsical look at our agricultural heritage & rural life with fascinating historical displays and collections. Just a short drive away is the Route 11 Potato Chip factory! Instead of succumbing to the frenzy of mass production, they took advantage of their small size and made chipping a personal art form. The payoff was immediate: an incredible potato chip! Take a short detour and drive through Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge, one of the best-known covered bridges in Virginia with a 204-foot single-span Burr arch truss.
Finish your evening in New Market with some of the best fried chicken and fried green beans at Southern Kitchen. You can pick a hotel or bed and breakfast or if you desire a stay in the mountains and head to Bryce Resort.
On Saturday, drive into the town of Woodstock for the Woodstock Garden Cafe, set right in the middle of the Fort Valley Nursery. Enjoy live music, a farmer’s market, and of course, breakfast! After breakfast, drive right around the corner into George Washington National Forest and take the short hike up to Woodstock Tower for gorgeous views of the valley below, including all seven bends of the river. Take the afternoon to visit a llama farm, pottery studio, or a stop at a local winery. In the evening, make sure you take in a show at the Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City.
Sleep in after your late night at the theater then head to Bryce Resort for a morning of adventure! Bryce offers so many options for the family with kids of various ages. From a stroller walk around the lake to zip lining and climbing the rock wall to enjoying their first experience at golf. There is even a mini golf course for all ages, including ‘Nana’, to enjoy. Plus, for the teenagers (and dad maybe!) there is the Mountain Bike Park, offering eight lift-accessed trails ranging from beginner to advanced.
Shenandoah County has so much to offer in the way of family fun!
Last Updated: 09/08/2020