The Great Outdoors- Your Way in Waynesboro
Explore the outdoors in the River City.
Waynesboro is home to the South River located downtown, which plays host to the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival in mid-April. The South River also offers a four mile fishery year round. Waynesboro is located 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah National Park.
Come experience ‘Hospitality in the Valley’ and explore some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities around!
Day One: Arrive traveling down the Blue Ridge Parkway and take in the vistas of the Shenandoah Valley. Check into your hotel with mountain views and take a breath of the clean mountain air. Hide the television remote in the bedside table and head outdoors. Fuel up with a quick bite to eat before hitting one of the many hiking trails in the area. Be a kid again with a scavenger hunt for geocahes and see where they lead you. Pick up some sandwiches from one of the local restaurants and have a picnic at one of the many City parks in the area.
Day Two: Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a morning walk/run before heading out for more activities. Start the day with a visit to the P. Buckley Moss Museum. Head over to Stone Soup Books and Café to pick up some locally grown fare, a good book and your temporary fishing permit and head out to the river. Anglers can enjoy catching trout, while non-anglers can sit on the bank and get lost in a good novel. Later in the day take a visit to one of the many local wineries/breweries. For dinner there’s something to satisfy everyone, be sure to enjoy one of the many local restaurants.
Day Three: Travel back in time by visiting the Waynesboro Heritage Museum or the Plumb House Museum. Neighboring the museums is the Shenandoah Valley Art Center where you can find unique pieces from local artist. Grab a Tree Streets Walking Tour brochure and view a broad mix of architectural styles in the neighborhood of early schools, churches and homes built from 1890 to 1950.