Experience the many unique finds and local flavors of the Shenandoah County Artisan Trail. Experience our locally owned shops, restaurants and lodging as well as the bountiful talent of our many artists and craftsmen. Art studios and galleries dot The Old Valley Pike like a string of pearls along U.S. Route 11.
Day 1: Start your journey along the Shenandoah County Artisan Trail on the northern end of the county with a tour of Earth Spirits Masks. Located just a few miles from where Interstate 66 meets Interstate 81, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views from the artist's studio as they view her collection of whimsical clay masks. Artist, Liz Hollingsworth makes use of natural elements and found object in her work ensuring that no two pieces are exactly alike. Next head to downtown Strasburg for lunch. Cristina's Cafe is a favorite for locally sourced, creative twists on American and international cuisine including sandwiches, salads, and daily empanada specials. While in Strasburg, be sure to take a stroll down King Street and explore the galleries and shops such as Shenandoah Valley Artworks or The Strasburg Antiques Emporium.
After some shopping, get some fresh air with a short hike to the Woodstock Tower for spectacular views of the Sevens Bends of the Shenandoah River before getting some home made southern cooking or BBQ at Shaffer's in Woodstock. Stay the night in one of our many charming bed & breakfasts such as The Edinburg Renaissance Bed & Breakfast or Widow Kips Country Inn.
Day 2: Enjoy the variety of the Artisan Trail the next day with a tour of Laughing Orange Studio where potter, Susie Wilburn offers whimsical designs inspired by nature and animals including rabbits and her signature frogs. Take a short drive to Country Gardens for a wide selection of plants and flowers including over 500 varieties of perennials and herbs. Next, sample some of Virginia's finest wines at North Mountain Vineyards before meeting the llamas at Posey Thisisit Llama Farm. Not far from there, create your own miniature garden at Natural Art Garden Center before heading to Woodstock for lunch at the Woodstock Cafe. Just a few doors down, explore the works of various local artists at 7 East Gallery before taking a tour of Kary Haun's Pottery Studio located in a small building behind the historic home located just off Route 11 on the north end of town. All Things Virginia @ The Farmhouse is another great stop for Virginia made products including foods, wines and crafts. Enjoy dinner at Joe's Steakhouse or Sal's Italian Bistro before settling in for the night.
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Last Updated: 01/24/2018