Today’s Shenandoah Valley offers more ways to enjoy the outdoors than you can shake a walking stick at.

From a leisurely walk in the woods to a multi-day backpacking trip, hiking trails can be found throughout the region, including the famous Appalachian Trail. Mountain biking and road cycling are very popular. The cities and towns in the Shenandoah Valley are truly biker friendly.

Waynesboro canoeingDuring three seasons, water recreation rules. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are popular from the Shenandoah River in the north to the James River in the south and every place in between. Don’t forget to bring your rod and reel to catch a trophy fish in some of the finest trout streams in Virginia.

Shenandoah snowboardingWhen the temperature drops the action heats up on the slopes. Two resorts in the Shenandoah Valley offer skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Still not enough adventure? Try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. If winter sports aren’t your thing, sip a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the view of the snow-covered mountains. Today’s Shenandoah Valley welcomes visitors in all four seasons.