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By taking the Orkney Grade (Rt. 263) west of Mount Jackson to Basye, one experiences some of the most beautiful scenery in the county. Nestled in Basye, Virginia, is Bryce Resort a four seasons, sports oriented resort, featuring an 18 hole championship golf course, tennis, a 45-acre lake, pool, horseback riding, and grass skiing. Bryce is one of four ski resorts in the state of Virginia offering seven ski trails and slopes.
Come to Strasburg for history, sports, and relaxation! Visit one of Virginia’s largest collections of antiques, explore one of our three museums, or stroll through the historic district. Enjoy outdoor fun from swimming to sunbathing, scuba diving, hiking, boating, or fishing. Explore the land settled by the Indians and fought for by Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. Our restaurants feature everything from casual country cooking to gourmet dining. Whether camping in the beautiful Massanutten Mountain area of George Washington National Forest or relaxing in the historic Hotel Strasburg, time spent in Strasburg will be a pleasant experience.
South along the old valley pike at Maurertown is the scenic Shenandoah County Park, which offers walking paths, a sheltered picnic area with nearby playground equipment, and a wheelchair accessible fitness trail. At one corner of the park, there is a Virginia Civil War Trail marker for the Battle of Toms Brook.
Woodstock, the county seat, is a friendly community rich in history and natural beauty. Chartered in 1761 through an act sponsored by George Washington, Woodstock’s streets are filled with rich history. One of the town’s most noted landmarks is its 1795 stone courthouse. From the Woodstock Observation Tower atop the Massanutten Mountain, one can get a panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley and the famous Seven Bends of the Shenandoah River. While the river provides great fishing, canoeing, and swimming opportunities, the nearby mountains have excellent hiking trails and campgrounds. For those who want to just get away and relax, there are several delightful bed and breakfast facilities that provide views of the mountains and quiet country surroundings.
Along its streets are antique, craft, and gift shops, as well as art galleries. Harry Murray, nationally known fly fisherman, operates his fly shop out of the local drugstore. Nearby one can sample the fine Virginia wines of Shenandoah Vineyards. Experience the Old Mill Restaurant, situated in an 1840’s gist mill, or treat yourself to coffee and a sweet at Sweet Sensations. A great time to visit Edinburg would be the third weekend in September when the town sponsors its Edinburg Ole’ Time Festival!
Once known for its mineral waters, Orkney Springs is just a few miles west of Basye. Enjoy the cool mountain air while sitting on the veranda of the old Orkney Springs Hotel, Shrine Mont today. Here each summer the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival sponsors a series of outdoor concerts during the months of July and August.
Originally chartered as Mt. Pleasant in 1812, the name of the town was changed in honor of President Andrew Jackson who visited here frequently en route from Washington DC to his home in Tennessee. A monument erected in the Confederate Cemetery memorializes the Confederate soldiers who died in nearby field hospitals. While exploring the antique, book, and gift shops in the middle of town, visitors are delighted to find the small Union Church; a nondenominational brick church built ca. 1812. You are invited to visit our colorful little town!
To visit New Market is to step back into history! Germans moving down the old wagon trail from Pennsylvania first settled the town in the mid-1700s. General Stonewall Jackson used New Market Gap, just east of the town along Route 211, during his famous 1862 Valley Campaign to move troops across the Massanutten Mountain. The last Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley was fought at New Market in May of 1864 when VMI cadets were marched from Lexington to reinforce the Confederate lines. While in New Market, explore the numerous antique, gift, and craft shops, play golf on the scenic 27-hole course at Shenvalee, go hiking in the Massanutten Mountains, or just relax at one of our many fine accommodations.