Explore LOVE in the Northern Shenandoah Valley
Explore the Northern Shenandoah Valley where you can kayak from the Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park, do a wine tasting at Valerie Hill Vineyard, shop Main Street in Woodstock, enjoy Dayton’s Farmers Market, and tour Civil War sites & Historic Homes.
Find four LOVEworks along the way!
Begin your journey at Clear Brook Welcome Center as you travel south to Woodstock to view their LOVEwork. This design represents the town’s commitment to keeping Woodstock green through the planting of trees, perennials, and annuals and maintaining their long standing status as a Tree City USA.
Walk where Patsy Cline walked and see where she lived, slept and spent her "prime years" while pursuing her music career at the Patsy Cline House. Visit the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and be sure to check out their General's Store for a wide variety of regional products. Visit the charming Belle Grove Plantation, the home of President Madison's sister Nelly.
Named “Logs of Love,” the LOVEwork at Luray Caverns is constructed from wooden logs to accentuate the fact that Luray-Page County is designated as the Cabin Capital of Virginia. Visit the LOVEwork in Waynesbro which has a river theme, 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.
Then head over to Harrisonburg for their LOVEwork. The LOVEwork 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 re-purposed materials. The letters sit on a base of local bluestone.
Hike, bike, drive or paddle through the scenic George Washington National Forest. Add a little education (while having fun) at the Explore More Discovery Museum. Learn about quilts and their place in the cultural lives of Virginian’s at the Virginia Quilt Museum. Take an engaging tour of Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace.
Visit Europe and America's past at eleven historic exhibits at the Frontier Culture Museum. See rare and minor breed animals, walk through authentic gardens, harvest period crops, watch a blacksmith at work and visit with the living history interpreters. Watch a play at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s own indoor theatre or enjoy art inspired by Virginia’s scenery at the P. Buckley Moss Museum.
This LOVE road trip was provided by the staff at the Virginia Welcome Center at Clear Brook.
Check out our map of places where you can add more LOVE to your vacation. Be sure to share your pictures on social media by tagging @VisitVirginia using the hashtag #LOVEVA.