Augusta County, home to the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, lives outside in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and between the natural wonders of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. With Shenandoah National Park’s southern entrance and Blue Ridge Parkway’s northern entrance located here, outdoor enthusiasts can find their adventure from hiking, biking, fishing, or camping to taking in the towering limestone formations of Natural Chimneys. The Chimneys are also home to the annual modern Red Wing Roots Music Festival and are close to Mossy Creek, a nationally renowned fly fishing destination. The Blue Ridge Tunnel, a historic railroad tunnel converted to a walking path, and Grand Caverns, the oldest continually operating show cave in the United States, offer alternative outdoor activities.
Historic Route 11 runs straight through Augusta and along it, visitors can stop by the nation’s largest antique mall at the Factory Antique Mall or have quick access to our craft breweries, vineyards, and local farms including Polyface Farms. The County’s agricultural background offers plenty of scenic drives and plenty of food along the way.