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Shenandoah Highlights

Kathy

Shenandoah Highlights

Nearby Towns
Bridgewater is a small town closest to Mount Solon where you have a variety of services, restaurants, a small grocery store, and a beautiful park along the water's edge. This town is home to Bridgewater college
Bridgewater
Bridgewater is a small town closest to Mount Solon where you have a variety of services, restaurants, a small grocery store, and a beautiful park along the water's edge. This town is home to Bridgewater college
Staunton is also about 30 minutes away. It is a very historical town with great restaurants and boutique shopping. A stroll down Beverly Street is a treat in itself. If you have time, catch a play after dinner at the Blackfriars Playhouse. It is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. The Staunton train station still operates the Cardinal line from New York City to Chicago. It was an important supply depot during the civil war. There is a beautiful park just outside the city- Gypsy Hill Park with many activities and music throughout the summer. See schedule and more info at www.ci.staunton.va.us
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Staunton
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Staunton is also about 30 minutes away. It is a very historical town with great restaurants and boutique shopping. A stroll down Beverly Street is a treat in itself. If you have time, catch a play after dinner at the Blackfriars Playhouse. It is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. The Staunton train station still operates the Cardinal line from New York City to Chicago. It was an important supply depot during the civil war. There is a beautiful park just outside the city- Gypsy Hill Park with many activities and music throughout the summer. See schedule and more info at www.ci.staunton.va.us
Dayton Virginia is known for the many Mennonite working farms. Take a drive off the grid east of Rt 42 and you will likely see some hard working people raising cattle for milk and beef, chicken, turkeys, vegetables, and more. Take a walking tour through the old town of Dayton and visit the Heritage Museum with a unique "electric light map" of the civil war battles fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
Dayton
Dayton Virginia is known for the many Mennonite working farms. Take a drive off the grid east of Rt 42 and you will likely see some hard working people raising cattle for milk and beef, chicken, turkeys, vegetables, and more. Take a walking tour through the old town of Dayton and visit the Heritage Museum with a unique "electric light map" of the civil war battles fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
Harrisonburg is about 30 minutes away. There is more of a variety of restaurants, several breweries, and more services. There is a fantastic Visitors center with information for the entire Shenandoah Valley. Attached is a little history display, historical video, and small cafe.
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Harrisonburg
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Harrisonburg is about 30 minutes away. There is more of a variety of restaurants, several breweries, and more services. There is a fantastic Visitors center with information for the entire Shenandoah Valley. Attached is a little history display, historical video, and small cafe.
Food scene
The Cracked Pillar Pub
403 N Main St
The owner, Sergio is super friendly and his pizzas are authentic Italian! This is a family run business, no frills.
Sergio's Pizza & Subs
425 North Main Street
The owner, Sergio is super friendly and his pizzas are authentic Italian! This is a family run business, no frills.
Great atmosphere and great food in downtown Harrisonburg!
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Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza
80 West Water Street
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Great atmosphere and great food in downtown Harrisonburg!
Great Happy Hour, Great food, and music at night.
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Clementine
153 South Main Street
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Great Happy Hour, Great food, and music at night.
Rooftop dining, great food and service!
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Jimmy Madison's
121 S Main St
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Rooftop dining, great food and service!
Victorian-era inn with upscale dining for special occasions!
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Joshua Wilton House
412 South Main Street
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Victorian-era inn with upscale dining for special occasions!
a favorite local place with many shops, great soft pretzles, and coffee shop. Try Hanks for breakfast or lunch) because it has the best brisket, barbeque, wraps, sandwiches and sides. And don't forget the ice cream on the way out the door!
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Dayton Market
3105 John Wayland Highway
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a favorite local place with many shops, great soft pretzles, and coffee shop. Try Hanks for breakfast or lunch) because it has the best brisket, barbeque, wraps, sandwiches and sides. And don't forget the ice cream on the way out the door!
An old local barn was moved to this location and modernized. It is an interesting structure with local events, a wine/beer bar and various foods to choose from. It also has a nice sized coffee shop too! THIS IS ONLY OPEN THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY! Plan ahead!
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Valley Pike Farm Market
3494 Lee Hwy
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An old local barn was moved to this location and modernized. It is an interesting structure with local events, a wine/beer bar and various foods to choose from. It also has a nice sized coffee shop too! THIS IS ONLY OPEN THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY! Plan ahead!
Great old bar and Happy Hour. The food is also good if you decide to stay for dinner.
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Depot Grille
42 Middlebrook Ave
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Great old bar and Happy Hour. The food is also good if you decide to stay for dinner.
We have always liked this place. The food is good and located on the main street of Staunton.
Clocktower Restaurant & Bar
27 W Beverley St
We have always liked this place. The food is good and located on the main street of Staunton.
The menu has something for everyone. It is a unique setting and the food is great!
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Mill Street Grill
1 Mill Street
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The menu has something for everyone. It is a unique setting and the food is great!
A lively Bistro with good food and plenty of seating. There is an outdoor patio for seating as well.
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Byers St Bistro
18 Byers Street
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A lively Bistro with good food and plenty of seating. There is an outdoor patio for seating as well.
This is a historic inn located next to Blackfriars Playhouse. Stop in at the bar fora drink before the show to see the interior. You will like it!
Stonewall Jackson Hotel
24 South Market Street
This is a historic inn located next to Blackfriars Playhouse. Stop in at the bar fora drink before the show to see the interior. You will like it!
Really yummy food and started by 2 brothers from Philadelphia. There is something for everyone on the menu and lots of room to dine inside or out on the patio.
Urgies Cheesesteaks Bridgewater
418 North Main Street
Really yummy food and started by 2 brothers from Philadelphia. There is something for everyone on the menu and lots of room to dine inside or out on the patio.
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Thomas House Restaurant
222 Main Street
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This local cafe has been here for years and it is still a favorite of locals! The food is homemade and VERY reasonably priced. It’s a memorable-breakfast. The guys will love it - “meat and potatoes” like Mom used to make!
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Thomas House Restaurant
222 Main Street
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This local cafe has been here for years and it is still a favorite of locals! The food is homemade and VERY reasonably priced. It’s a memorable-breakfast. The guys will love it - “meat and potatoes” like Mom used to make!
Sightseeing
From our location, you can walk to areas popular for fly fishing. The nearest location is behind Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church, about a 2 mile drive. Check with this shop for seasons and rules.
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
480 East Market Street
From our location, you can walk to areas popular for fly fishing. The nearest location is behind Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church, about a 2 mile drive. Check with this shop for seasons and rules.
This is a fun place to take the kids. Watch potato chips being made and packaged, and taste the many different kinds!
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Route 11 Potato Chips
11 Edwards Way
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This is a fun place to take the kids. Watch potato chips being made and packaged, and taste the many different kinds!
Tour the caverns or just see the displays at the beginning (kids will LOVE it). Then get a burger and an old fashioned soda with ice cream at the soda fountain cafe. Also ask about American Celebration on Parade down the road featuring some amazing floats from Rose Parades and Presidential Inaugurals!
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Shenandoah Caverns
261 Caverns Road
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Tour the caverns or just see the displays at the beginning (kids will LOVE it). Then get a burger and an old fashioned soda with ice cream at the soda fountain cafe. Also ask about American Celebration on Parade down the road featuring some amazing floats from Rose Parades and Presidential Inaugurals!
This is a great civil war battlefield with walking and a beautiful museum. You will learn a lot. The nearby town is great too!
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New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
8895 George Collins Parkway
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This is a great civil war battlefield with walking and a beautiful museum. You will learn a lot. The nearby town is great too!
This area of the Shenandoah Valley is rich in Mennonite history. Discover customs and other interesting information here! Tour an old farmhouse that was moved up the hill when the new high school was built.
Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center
1921 Heritage Center Way
This area of the Shenandoah Valley is rich in Mennonite history. Discover customs and other interesting information here! Tour an old farmhouse that was moved up the hill when the new high school was built.
If you miss the Dayton Market on Rt 42, this is a good substitute and still had some different things. There is a great kitchen store with EVERYTHING and a fabric store that quilters will love. This is the best place to buy some local cookbooks. The Mennonites are FANTASTC cooks! And they have written some of their best recipes for you to try for yourself or a gift for the chef in your family.
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Shenandoah Heritage Market
121 Carpenter Lane
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If you miss the Dayton Market on Rt 42, this is a good substitute and still had some different things. There is a great kitchen store with EVERYTHING and a fabric store that quilters will love. This is the best place to buy some local cookbooks. The Mennonites are FANTASTC cooks! And they have written some of their best recipes for you to try for yourself or a gift for the chef in your family.
Colonial farms and costumed staff......Children and adults alike will find this interesting. It is self-guided and there are animals and crops too.
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Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Ave
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Colonial farms and costumed staff......Children and adults alike will find this interesting. It is self-guided and there are animals and crops too.
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Meems Bottom Covered Bridge
Wissler Road
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Natural Chimneys Park
94 Natural Chimneys Ln
Our Favorite Wineries
This is a popular winery and it is almost in our backyard! Enjoy some really good award winning wine with a beautiful view!
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Bluestone Vineyard
4828 Spring Creek Road
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This is a popular winery and it is almost in our backyard! Enjoy some really good award winning wine with a beautiful view!
This winery also has a great views. It is located about 20 minutes from here. They also have a restaurant. Call ahead for hours.
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CrossKeys Vineyards
6011 East Timber Ridge Road
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This winery also has a great views. It is located about 20 minutes from here. They also have a restaurant. Call ahead for hours.
Coffee Shops
The coffee is always good here and friendly staff too!
Bridgewater Coffee Co
610 N Main St
There is delicious coffee here along with the soft pretzels next door. You won’t regret stopping, but they are only open Thursday through Saturday inside the Dayton Farmers Market.
The Kaffee Klatsch
3105 John Wayland Hwy
There is delicious coffee here along with the soft pretzels next door. You won’t regret stopping, but they are only open Thursday through Saturday inside the Dayton Farmers Market.
Groceries
This local grocery store has just about anything you would need. They also have carry out items too from the deli.
Bridgewater Foods
519 North Main Street
Ice Cream
The best ice cream around! And it’s at a real dairy where you also can buy milk products and butter.
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Smiley's Ice Cream
797 Old Bridgewater Rd
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