Hiking the Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail Near Waynesboro VA

Hiking the Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail Near Waynesboro VA

Do you love exploring caves and caverns? Do you love hiking interesting trails that don’t involve lots of elevation gain? If you answered yes to these questions, the Blue Ridge Tunnel (a.k.a. the Crozet Tunnel) offers a one-of-a-kind experience! With two entrances (one near Waynesboro VA, the other in Crozet VA), the Blue Ridge Tunnel … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Things to do in Shenandoah Valley Virginia

We love our home in Harrisonburg VA because it’s close to so many wonderful Shenandoah Valley attractions and activities. Nature lovers and history buffs alike flock to this area all year-round for the national parks, vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain towns, and the plethora of festivals and activities. The Shenandoah Valley begins about 90 miles west of … Read more

10 Festive Things to Do in Shenandoah Valley VA for Christmas

Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Christmas events in the Shenandoah Valley can be delightfully old fashioned, and yet also quite modern. We’ve lived in Harrisonburg VA for several decades now, and we never get tired of exploring things to do for Christmas in the area. From candlelight to LED Christmas lights, from horse-drawn carriages to camels, Christmas in the Shenandoah … Read more

Fall in Shenandoah National Park: 10 Places to See Fall Foliage

Fall in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park in the Fall invites you to experience panoramic views, cool breezes, beautiful birds, and leaves falling like colorful gems from above. In October, Shenandoah National Park is practically bursting with vibrant Fall colors! This natural attraction welcomes Fall foliage pilgrims every Autumn with towering summits, excellent hiking trails, flowing streams, and magical … Read more

Fall in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: 10 Places to See Fall Foliage

Shenandoah Fall Colors

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” This line from the Emily Brontë poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall” perfectly captures the wistful beauty of Fall in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The approach of Autumn stirs different expectations in everyone. I look forward to playing golf without intense Summer heat and tailgating … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Waynesboro VA (Augusta County)

South River Greenway Picnic Area in Constitution Park, Waynesboro VA

[Updated June 26, 2023] It’s been said that the most important considerations when it comes to real estate are “location, location, location.”  If that’s truly the case, then the town of Waynesboro VA might as well be sitting on a gold mine.  With a population of 22,000+, this delightful mid-sized mountain town is located in … Read more

The 15 Best Virginia Waterfalls for Hiking

Waterfalls in Virginia- Upper Crabtree Falls

Once you start digging into all the different Virginia waterfalls, you’ll quickly realize that there are far too many Virginia hikes with waterfalls to possibly see them all in one trip. It would be difficult just to see all the best waterfalls in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park during a single getaway, or to visit the … Read more

The Appalachian Culture & History of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Appalachian Culture at the Foxfire Museum in Clayton GA

If you’ve lived in the Southeast for a good portion of your life (as our team has), chances are you’ve been exploring Appalachia and the Blue Ridge range for years. Maybe you’ve visited state parks in North Georgia and North Carolina, hiked to various waterfalls, soaked in the scenery atop majestic mountains, or taken a road … Read more