Living in the Northern Shenandoah Valley

George Washington National Forest, the Appalachian Trail, and the Shenandoah River are some of the region’s more recognizable outdoor attractions. Skyline Drive, running along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, attracts visitors nationwide to admire the breathtaking views.

Large tracts of forests, national parks, numerous water resources, caverns, and historical sites provide area residents and tourists a range of recreational opportunities. The limestone Skyline Caverns in Warren County are an underground wonderland, with mysterious passageways, rock formations, and streams.

Many annual festivals also celebrate the beauty and diversity of the area, including the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival, and the Festival of Leaves.