It’s the first weekend of fall, the trees are changing color, and the weather in the Shenandoah Valley has been wonderful! Here in Virginia, we are surrounded by color-changing trees. If you want to take advantage of this beautiful scenery, here are a few trips near Winchester, Virginia that are worthwhile this season.
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
This is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It’s family friendly and offers cultural and educational events throughout the year. The scenery is gorgeous and filled with native plants and winding trails. Pack a few snacks and you will find yourself spending hours walking through these beautiful trails!
This runs through the entire Shenandoah National Park and is recognized as a national landmark. Throughout the drive, there are several peaks and overlooks where you can pull over to enjoy the beautiful views. There is a $20 fee per vehicle once you enter the park, but the views are worth it.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
The home of this museum is in Winchester, Virginia. The museum has exhibits and galleries that periodically change to display the area’s rich history. The museum is also surrounded by beautiful gardens that can be walked through as well.
This trip is a must for apple lovers! Stop by Marker-Miller to enjoy the beautiful valley scenery and meander through the orchard to pick your own apples. For those with a sweet tooth, there are fresh doughnuts, hot cider, cider slushies, fudge, and so many other delicious treats. This is a great trip for all ages.
These are only a few of the noteworthy spots. For fall lovers there are numerous places to visit throughout the Shenandoah Valley. For more ideas, go to www.virginia.org/fall/. Comment below with your favorite fall trips and getaways!
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