Living Here

Our iconic Virginia valley is nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Allegheny Mountains, creating one of the most beautiful geographic locations on the East Coast and perhaps the world to live and work. Residents balance their lives with outdoor recreation and feasting on some of the best food and drink available anywhere.

Our four-season climate means year-round fun. With the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and George Washington National Forest bordering the Shenandoah Valley, there is always a trail to hike, a fish to catch and a place to camp; or you can take a leisurely drive to find secluded picnic spots that give way to spectacular views and colorful sunsets.

Rich in tradition and fueled by adrenaline, the Shenandoah Valley can accommodate any lifestyle.

Farm-to-table since the 17th century

Shenandoah Valley was farm-to-table before farm-to-table was cool. It’s in our DNA and has always been a part of our culture. So when having fun makes us hungry, we visit one of our fine dining establishments offering locally grown foods and beverages.

Ready for an adventure? See you on a trail.

  • You’ll discover the home-grown side of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. After all, it’s where agriculture got its roots. Pick your own fruit in one of our orchards, stroll through a farmers’ market, savor a wine tasting, tour a working farm, celebrate at a farm festival, or feast on a locally-grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. Whether you are planning a day-trip with your family, a week-long excursion with friends or just a spur-of-the-moment getaway, adventure awaits you on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. Start your adventure now!
  • Drink in the Shenandoah Valley on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Here, you can taste some of the best craft beer in the country. This beautiful region provides a way to reconnect with the important things in life – relax and enjoy the companionship of good friends amidst some of the nation’s most beautiful farms and mountains, breathe in the scent of ancient forests on a hike, explore a fascinating new community, taste the fresh flavors of a farm-to-table meal, or listen to music under the stars as you discover a new favorite band. There’s so much to enjoy in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • It has been said by many that the Shenandoah Valley is one of the country’s most exciting wine producing regions today, with positive critical reviews being found in major food and wine publications nationwide. The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail welcomes visitors to over two dozen wineries, cideries, vineyards and local lodging providers. A tour of the Valley’s wineries offers a special experience, with rural scenery, entertainment, quality restaurants and award winning wines.