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A Day In… Shenandoah County, VA

Shenandoah County is located just 90 miles from Washington DC and is easily accessible from other major city-centers. With over 178 miles of trails throughout, and canopied in George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah County is a great destination for hiking, biking, horseback riding and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) excursions.


Start your day at the Jacksons Corner Coffee Roastery & Cafe, where their signature Crazy Fox Coffee is roasted on site, and the breakfast is made with love. Enjoy a breakfast sandwich, beginning at 7am, with your choice of bread, or stick around for a delicious lunch menu and home baked pastries. 


Hit the trails in Fort Valley where you can begin your hike to Buzzard Rock or Signal Knob at the Elizabeth Furnace Campgrounds, which also has campsites, picnic tables, parking and other amenities. Fort Valley is also home to Peter’s Mill and Tasker’s Gap which feature OHV trails for 4WD vehicles, and other OHV’s such as dirtbikes and ATVs.


Bean’s BBQ is a local favorite barbecue spot served out of an old fire station. Their barbecue pit beckons you as it slow-cooks and smokes out front, so bring cash and a big appetite! In the evening, settle in at Fort Valley Ranch Campgrounds, where you can bring your tent, RV, or reserve a stay in a rustic cabin. 

Hidden Gem: 

The best potato chips in the world are made right here. Route 11 Potato Chip factory has a “fry viewing” and “chip tasting” room complete with t-shirts, stickers, and other cool swag.

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