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“Whether you are trail running the countless miles of Blue Ridge wilderness, hiking across the country, skiing the slopes or paddling the South River, Waynesboro is

DIVINELY PLACED AMONG THE ADVENTURE.” -VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWS PUBLICATION

VISITORS GUIDE


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Where Good Nature Comes Naturally

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elcome to Waynesboro,

Designated an Appalachian Trail Community

where good nature comes

and featuring the South River running right

naturally! Visitors become

through its town center, Waynesboro’s

fellow adventurers and familiar neighbors

convenient location is just the beginning of its

in Waynesboro, Virginia, where sharing the

enduring and invigorating charm. Visitors can

remarkable surroundings and good-natured

explore historic sites, catch trophy trout, enjoy

local spirit has come naturally for centuries.

delightful cultural offerings, and “Live Like a

Located at the gateway to the Blue Ridge

Local” tasting local brews, savoring farm fresh

Parkway, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National

fare or soaking up some fun at one of the

Park and the Appalachian Trail, Waynesboro

year-round entertainment venues or during

has a long tradition of warm welcomes and rich

the many annual events and festivals.

cultural amenities to offer seekers that come to experience the beauty and history of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Our Visitor Centers

ROCKFISH GAP TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm (weather permitting) 130 Afton Circle Afton, VA 22920 540-943-5187

DOWNTOWN VISITOR CENTER

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 301 W Main Street Waynesboro, VA 22980 540-942-6512

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Table of Contents 6

Waynesboro’s Roots

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Hear, See, Make Art

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Craft Food & Beverage Explosion

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22 Scenic Attractions at Your Fingertips 24 Parks for Every Season 26 Family Fun 29 Our Annual Events 30 Distinctive Lodging

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32 Getting Here, Getting Around 34 One-of-a-Kind Weddings

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Explore Waynesboro’s rich roots.

Waynesboro at War preserves the Civil War legacy of Waynesboro through an annual Civil War reenactment and educational weekend in September. waynesboroatwar.com

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uch of Waynesboro’s architectural

1800s. Waynesboro’s historic districts and

and cultural history, reaching back

seven independently-listed properties on

to its founding in the late eighteenth

the National Register of Historic Places paint

century, remains meticulously maintained

a vivid picture of the city’s history, industry,

and restored today. Pick up a self-guided

and heritage. Add a visit to the Waynesboro

walking tour brochure at one of our Visitor

Heritage Museum’s permanent galleries of

Centers or the Waynesboro Heritage

relics and exhibits or attend the Civil War

Museum and take a step back in time from

educational event, Waynesboro at War,

early settlement in the 1700s to the Civil

and you’ll understand the underpinnings of

War and to the industrial boom in the late

today’s Waynesboro.

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Be fascinated by these historic spots. WAYNESBORO HERITAGE MUSEUM

FISHBURNE MILITARY SCHOOL

420 W Main Street

225 S Wayne Avenue

540-943-3943

540-946-7700

waynesboroheritagefoundation.com

fishburne.org

The Waynesboro Heritage Museum houses

Founded in 1879 by Mr. James Fishburne, FMS

permanent galleries of relics from the town’s

is the oldest and smallest of Virginia’s military

founding industries, educational institutions,

schools. It has been accredited by the Southern

and more.

Association of Secondary Schools since 1897, longer than any other school in the state.

THE PLUMB HOUSE MUSEUM 1012 W Main Street

TREE STREETS DISTRICT

540-943-3943

The Tree Streets Historic District covers one of the

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oldest residential neighborhoods in Waynesboro.

Built during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson,

As you make your way down Chestnut, Pine and

this home features Civil War and Native American

Walnut Avenues, you’ll see homes that reflect

artifacts as well as a summer kitchen, historic

the city’s various stages of development from

garden and other outbuildings to explore.

the 1800s to 1951. Over 450 buildings make up the area that’s listed on the National Register of

WAYNESBORO AFRICAN AMERICAN

Historic Places.

HERITAGE MUSEUM Rosenwald Community Center 413 Port Republic Road 540-836-0024 Tours arranged by appointment only. Please call ahead. SWANNANOA PALACE 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton Check with our Visitor Centers for most recent tour info. 540-943-5187 or 540-942-6512 Waynesboro Heritage Museum

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Catch top-notch performing arts at the Wayne Theatre.

Explore the Waynesboro Street Arts Trail.

Built in 1926 as a vaudeville theater, the

In recent years, Waynesboro has seen an explosion

Wayne has long been a recognizable fixture of downtown Waynesboro. Fully restored in 2016 into the state-of-the-art Ross Performing Arts Center at the Wayne Theatre, the facility hosts local, regional, and nationally acclaimed music and drama acts and educational programming.

of public art in the form of murals. The Virginia Street Arts Festival has called Waynesboro home for the past six years, which has produced more than a dozen unique and eye-catching murals. Renowned muralists Nils Westergard and Julia Chon have added to the growing collection of street art, as well as talented local artists. For a fun, interactive experience to learn more about these stunning murals, download the free Traipse app to begin your adventure on the Waynesboro Street Arts Trail!

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Feel the thrill of creativity at these Waynesboro arts destinations. SHENANDOAH VALLEY ART CENTER

WAYNE THEATRE

AND 416 GALLERY

521 W Main Street

126 S Wayne Avenue 540-949-7662 svacart.com The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is a mustsee for those who enjoy a taste of artistry in a broad range of forms. Browse the gift shop for works by local and regional artists including

540-943-9999 waynetheatre.org The historic Wayne Theatre in downtown Waynesboro offers weekly entertainment including concerts, movies, theatre productions, lectures, and family-friendly performances.

jewelry, prints, cards, pottery, glass, and more.

EXHIBIT GALLERY AT THE WAYNE THEATRE

416 W Main Street

a variety of art exhibits throughout the year,

Periodic events and exhibits. Just ask for a tour at 126 S Wayne Avenue. P. BUCKLEY MOSS GALLERY

The Exhibit Gallery at the Wayne Theatre hosts showcasing local and regional artists working in a wide range of traditional and non-traditional media. The Gallery is open during box office and performance hours.

329 W Main Street 540-949-6473 pbuckleymoss.com The P. Buckley Moss Gallery features an extensive range of works by the renowned Waynesboro artist. The nearby P. Buckley Moss Barn hosts special events throughout the year.

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Meet members of Waynesboro’s vibrant art scene.

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Art comes alive during Waynesboro’s many

October–immerse visitors in an impressive

visual art events. The Virginia Street Arts

array of artisan creativity. And in addition

Festival brings together muralists, graffiti

to regular gallery hours at her downtown

artists, musicians, and art lovers for a day

location, Waynesboro’s iconic P. Buckley Moss

of family-friendly entertainment and art(ist)

hosts Barn Shows and Gallery Open Houses

appreciation. Art shows sponsored by the

that provides visitors the opportunity to meet

Shenandoah Valley Art Center–including

with the artist in her home and have their

the long-running Fall Foliage Art Show in

favorite pieces signed and personalized.

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Get in on the arts action yourself. Experiential arts activities are a Waynesboro trademark! Grab a can of spray paint during the Street Arts Festival, take a class at the Art Center, dive into drama and theatre production at the Wayne, or visit one of the maker studios at The Mill at South River, where you can forge metals and shape clay. SHENANDOAH VALLEY ART CENTER 126 S Wayne Avenue 540-949-7662 svacart.com THE MILL AT SOUTH RIVER 200 W 12th Street MAKE WAYNESBORO CLAY STUDIO 540-445-1072 makewaynesboro.com VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF BLACKSMITHING 434-960-9718 vablacksmithing.org WAYNE THEATRE 521 W Main Street 540-943-9999 waynetheatre.org

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Sample our craft food and beverage explosion.

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he abundance of the Shenandoah Valley lends itself to a remarkable range of food and beverage options, and Waynesboro

hosts a number of traditional and unique establishments in which to eat and drink. Locally sourced menus, craft breweries, cool coffee shops, and kombucha tasting round out the eclectic Waynesboro dining scene.

Discover the home-grown side of Virginia along Shenandoah Valley’s Fields of Gold Farm Trail. Agriculture has been a way of life for centuries here, and a trip along the Fields of Gold Farm Trail lets you pick your own fruit, explore a farmers’ market, sink in to eclectic farm lodging, soak up wineries, take farm tours, or feast on a locally grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. Visit fieldsofgold.org for all the trail options.

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Compliment your visit with local, well, just about everything. Many of Waynesboro’s dining and craft beverage establishments like to source locally from the bounty of fresh produce grown here year round, including fresh hops for craft beer brewing, as well as an impressive list of local wines and

Autumn Olive Farms

sustainably and humanely raised heritage-breed meats, eggs, and dairy. Family-owned Autumn Olive Farms has chefs as far as Washington, D.C., and Maryland clamoring for their exceptional AOF Berkabaw pork, a crossbreed of the Ossabaw and Berkshire breeds. You can find AOF meats on the menu at several local restaurants. For a complete list of our food and beverage options, stop by visitwaynesboro.net.

Build your own foodie adventure that’s heavy on flair, light on stuffy.

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Let live music events, brewery tours, an eclectic array of food trucks, or a burst of flavors dished up by one of dozens of Waynesboro’s food entrepreneurs inspire the food adventurer in you! And if seeing where your food originates is an important part of your food fascination, chat with farmers at the seasonal Waynesboro Farmers’ Market and plan an itinerary along Shenandoah Valley’s Fields of Gold Farm Trail where you’ll find hands-on experiences at farms, markets, wineries, breweries, restaurants, and farm lodging. The Showroom at Basic City Beer Co.

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Basic City Beer Co.

Drink in Waynesboro’s Unique Breweries along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.

on-site and loads of outdoor seating during the

A renovated foundry, a natural spring in close

If relaxation, finding a spot to soak up

proximity to the South River, and brewers

(or conquer) the great outdoors, lots of

passionate about craft beer make Basic City

imaginative entertainment choices, and oh,

Beer Co. a must if you’re visiting Waynesboro

PLENTY of great craft beer on tap is your

and hoping to experience great food, beer, and

idea of a perfect getaway, the Shenandoah

local culture. Nearby Seven Arrows Brewing

Beerwerks Trail is for you. Plot your beercation

and Stable Craft Brewing offer more options for

and learn more about the cool passport

learning the art of beermaking, having an on-

program (you can earn a free t-shirt!) at

the-farm beercation, or reveling in beercentric

BeerwerksTrail.com.

events. All three breweries have their own food

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warmer months, plus they are stops along the infamous Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.


Breweries

Wineries

SEVEN ARROWS BREWING COMPANY 2508 Jefferson Highway, Waynesboro 540-221-6968 sevenarrowsbrewing.com

BARREN RIDGE VINEYARDS 984 Barren Ridge Road, Fishersville 540-248-3300 barrenridgevineyardsva.com

STABLE CRAFT BREWING 375 Madrid Road, Waynesboro 540-490-2609 stablecraftbrewing.com

LIGHTWELL SURVEY WINES South River Mill 200 W 12th Street, Unit D53, Waynesboro lightwellsurvey.com Reservations required – check website for information.

BASIC CITY BEER COMPANY 1010 E Main Street, Waynesboro 540-943-1010 basiccitybeer.com

Also within 10 miles: BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton 540-456-8020 bluemountainbrewery.com

Distillery

SILVERBACK DISTILLERY 9374 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton 540-456-7070 sbdistillery.com

AFTON MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton 540-456-8667 aftonmountainvineyards.com

POLLAK VINEYARDS 330 Newtown Road, Greenwood 540-456-8844 pollakvineyards.com VERITAS VINEYARD AND WINERY 151 Veritas Lane, Afton 540-456-8000 veritaswines.com

Kombuchery

BLUE RIDGE BUCHA 1809 E Main Street, Waynesboro blueridgebucha.com

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Food Directory

Find the perfect food to complement your visit. Check the Dining page on VisitWaynesboro.net for full listings.

American The Green Leaf Grill

BOTTLES 100 Osage Lane 540-943-6110 E&J’S DELI PUB 2800 W Main Street 540-221-2927 THE FISHIN’ PIG 117 Apple Tree Lane 540-943-3474

Farmhaus Coffee Company

Heritage on Main

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WEASIE’S KITCHEN 130 E Broad Street 540-943-0500

Asian

KING GARDEN 115 Lucy Lane 540-941-8889

HERITAGE ON MAIN 309 W Main Street 540-946-6166

MING GARDEN BUFFET 316 Federal Street 540-942-8800

MISTER JAMISON’S 421 W Main Street 540-471-8900

OSAKA III JAPANESE RESTAURANT & BAR 400 Tiffany Drive 540-942-8877

THE RIVER BURGER BAR 137 N Wayne Avenue 540-943-3339

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TAILGATE GRILL 1106 W Broad Street 540-941-8451

THE GREEN LEAF GRILL 415 W Main Street 540-949-4416

PAPA’S KITCHEN 608 N Delphine Avenue 540-221-4315

The River Burger Bar

STELLA, BELLA & LUCY’S 327 W Main Street 540-949-5111

SAM’S HOT DOG STAND 416 1/2 W Main Street 540-942-9093

SAKURA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR 2105 W Main Street 540-943-9438 SILK ROAD ASIAN RESTAURANT & BAR 2040 Rosser Avenue 540-949-9097


Coffee/Cafés

FARMHAUS COFFEE COMPANY 908 W Main Street 540-941-1550 THE FRENCH PRESS 134 N Wayne Avenue 540-221-6568 MICAH’S COFFEE 1000 W Broad Street 540-942-1300 Coffee Drive (or walk) thru

Ice Cream

KLINE’S DAIRY BAR 1235 W Main Street 540-942-5282 WILLY’S 2800 W Main Street 540-942-2663

Italian/Pizza BENNY STIVALE’S 328 W Main Street 540-221-4554

CIRO’S PIZZA 901 W Broad Street 540-942-5169

LOST TOWN BILLY PIE 1010 E Main Street 540-943-1010

The French Press

NEW YORK FLYING PIZZA 1107 W Main Street 540-451-7177 SCOTTO’S 1412 W Broad Street 540-942-8751

Mexican

MI RANCHO 408 E Main Street 540-941-5980

Silk Road Asian Restaurant & Bar

EL PUERTO 2120 W Main Street 540-943-5317 GIO’S 503 SALVADORIAN RESTAURANT 325 E Main Street 540-943-3959

Stella, Bella & Lucy’s

LOS PANCHOS 156 Lucy Lane 540-451-7312 PLAZA AZTECA 23 Windigrove Drive 540-949-4205

Lost Town Billy Pie

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Share our good nature. All. Year. Long.

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aynesboro’s naturally beautiful surroundings are even more thrilling because of a welcoming culture that loves to share the outdoor

experience. From accessible parks, trails, and waterways to guided trips, sporting events, and festivals, Waynesboro is a four-season outdoor recreation wonderland for enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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Fish in abundant, picturesque waters.

Take a hike at any pace or difficulty you want.

As one of only two urban trout fisheries in

From easy walks in our gorgeous local parks to

the state, Waynesboro’s South River draws

demanding treks into the mountains for more

enthusiastic fly fishermen to its scenic and

experienced adventurers, hikers will find access

sporting banks. Local fly shops, guides, and

to trails unbelievably plentiful and exciting. As

annual fishing events make Waynesboro a

a designated Appalachian Trail Community,

fisherman’s haven.

Waynesboro has got what every hiking

SOUTH RIVER FLY SHOP

enthusiast wants.

323 W Main Street 540-942-5566 southriverflyshop.com ROCKFISH GAP OUTFITTERS 1461 E Main Street 540-943-1461 rockfishgapoutfitters.com

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Ramp up running to a whole new level.

Go BIG with our bicycling options.

Throughout the year, a wide variety of creative

bicycling excursions, including mountain,

and challenging running events entice runners

touring, or just tooling around town with the

from around the region, including the Mad

family in safe bike lanes and park trails. Annual

Anthony Mud Run. Named after Waynesboro’s

bike events offer competitive options as well.

namesake, Revolutionary War General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, the Mad Anthony was voted the Best Mud Run by Blue Ridge Outdoors.

Waynesboro is a terrific launching pad for

Get the scoop on our great outdoors from these experts. RuntheValley.com BiketheValley.org

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Feed your paddle sport habit on our accessible waterways. With the four-mile Waynesboro Water Trail running right through town and many more waterways within a short drive, Waynesboro is the perfect stop for paddle sports of all kinds. The water trail is great for beginners or those looking for an easy paddle. Paddlers can expect to encounter class I and class II rapids along the way, and enjoy a different perspective of Waynesboro’s downtown, neighborhoods, parks, and history. And if you’re thinking about a paddle but don’t have the gear, local outfitters or seasonal in-park kayak rentals are available.

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Stay where scenic attractions are at your fingertips.

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aynesboro is perfectly situated for visiting the Shenandoah Valley’s most iconic attractions. Just three miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline

Drive, Appalachian Trail, and Sherando Lake, Waynesboro makes the perfect base camp for taking in the sights.

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APPALACHIAN TRAIL

SKYLINE DRIVE

Waynesboro provides access to the

Skyline Drive is 105 miles of breathtaking views

Appalachian Trail, the longest marked foot path

of the Shenandoah National Park. Located

in the United States. Displaying a beautiful

at the southernmost terminus of the road,

world of flora and fauna while providing homes

Waynesboro makes the perfect kick-off point or

for countless woodland creatures, the trail

grand finale. Take it slow and savor the scenes

touches 14 states and runs through 8 national

offered by the 75 overlooks along the way.

forests. Join the 10,000+ who have hiked the entire 2,178-mile path or spend the afternoon

SHERANDO LAKE RECREATION AREA

exploring it and the rest of our beautiful

Located in the George Washington and

outdoors.

Jefferson National Forest area, Sherando Lake Recreation Area is known locally as the “Jewel

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” With access to

The Blue Ridge Parkway showcases Virginia

multiple trailheads, swimming in a 25-acre

at her finest. With 469 miles connecting the

spring-fed lake, sandy beach, camping, and

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North

picnicking, Sherando Lake is a great destination

Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in

for the whole family.

Virginia, the Parkway is a leisurely drive along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the

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ideal outdoor setting for couples and families.

The Shenandoah Valley begins at the top

With campgrounds, hiking trails, and spellbinding

of Virginia and runs approximately 140

views, there’s always an adventure awaiting.

miles with the Blue Ridge to the east and the Alleghenies to the west. Waynesboro is

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

uniquely situated for easy exploration of this

We invite you to play in our backyard, otherwise

beautiful, uncongested region. Visitors can

known as Shenandoah National Park. The

explore world-class outdoor adventures, scenic

Park and the surrounding area offers endless

roads that connect authentic mountain towns,

opportunity for outdoor recreationists to enjoy

underground caverns, fascinating historic sites

backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, bouldering,

and more in Today’s Shenandoah Valley. Visit

mountain and road biking, bird watching,

ShenandoahValley.org for great day trip ideas

sightseeing, and much more.

from a Waynesboro home base!

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Play in parks designed for everyone in every season.

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ou won’t be hurting for outdoor spaces in which to play and soak up Waynesboro’s beautiful setting, as opportunities are literally around every corner.

Waynesboro’s large local park system features six parks, a community center, pool, 1.2 miles of greenway, four miles of water trail, a nine-hole disc golf course, soccer fields, diamonds, tennis courts, playgrounds, shelters, and trails. Parks are open to the public from dawn to dusk every day of the year with few exceptions.

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Coyner Springs Park

South River Greenway Trail

SOUTH RIVER

BASIC PARK 1405 Genicom Drive

If fishing is your passion or you just want to try your hand at dropping a line, the South River is for you. Running straight through Waynesboro’s historic downtown and providing multiple points of access via our extensive park system, the river is also the focal point of the South River Fly Fishing Expo and Riverfest, a celebration of environmental conservation and watershed stewardship. SOUTH RIVER GREENWAY TRAIL Green spaces are a priority in Waynesboro, and the South River Greenway Trail provides unique interconnectivity between areas for enjoying nature. The nearly 1.2-mile paved pathway

CONSTITUTION PARK 101 Short Street COYNER SPRINGS PARK 2091 Lyndhurst Road NORTH PARK 800 Bridge Avenue RIDGEVIEW PARK 700 S Magnolia Avenue RIFE PARK 801 Lyndhurst Road

stretches from the historic Port Republic neighborhood and meanders along the South

Parks information 540-942-6735

River, ending at the Loth Springs trailhead area

waynesboro.va.us/190/Parks-Facilities

behind the YMCA. Walkers, runners, birders, fishermen, and families with young children will all find a peaceful setting to enjoy. visitwaynesboro.net

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HUMPBACK ROCKS VISITOR CENTER & MOUNTAIN FARM TRAIL Milepost 5.8 Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst 540-943-4716 nps.gov GREENSTONE LOOP TRAIL Milepost 8.8 Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst 540-943-4716 nps.gov BLUE RIDGE TUNNEL 483 Three Notched Mountain Hwy blueridgetunnel.org

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WAYNESBORO HERITAGE MUSEUM 420 W Main Street 540-943-3943 waynesboroheritagefoundation.com WAYNE THEATRE 521 W Main Street 540-943-9999 waynetheatre.org FASTRAX 1110 Red Top Orchard Road 540-949-5278


WAYNESBORO GOLF & GAMES 2296 Jefferson Highway 540-451-2446 waynesborogolf.com SHENANDOAH ACRES 348 Lake Road, Stuarts Draft 888-709-1172 sunrvresorts.com FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM 1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton 540-332-7850 frontiermuseum.org WOODROW WILSON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM 20 N Coalter Street, Staunton 540-885-0897 woodrowwilson.org SHERANDO LAKE 96 Sherando Lake Drive, Lyndhurst 540-291-2188 recreation.gov

Blue Ridge Tunnel

GRAND CAVERNS 5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes 540-249-5705 grandcaverns.com

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Enjoy family outings that are big on fun and small on expense. 1. Walk, skate, or bike the Greenway Trail. The 1.2-mile paved Greenway Trail near downtown offers great views of the South River and resident wildlife. On the north end of the trail, Constitution Park showcases the Waynesboro Arboretum and our unique LOVEworks sign—perfect for a family photo op! 2. Add some drama to your life. The historic Wayne Theatre regularly presents family-friendly shows and movies—many at a “pay what you will” price tag. Check out their Arts Education performances, specially geared for young people. 3. Do some toe dipping in the South River. Kids love wading in the shallow play area of the river in Ridgeview Park. Playground equipment and shady benches are in close proximity. 4. Visit a farm. The Shenandoah Valley is Virginia’s premier agricultural region. Don’t miss the chance to experience sheep shearing, cheese making, beekeeping, goat cuddling, corn mazes, llama trekking, and plenty more! Start the adventure at FieldsOfGold.org 5. Find “The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” Nicknamed that by locals, Sherando Lake Recreation Area is a natural playground hidden in a national forest. The 25-acre spring-fed lake is bordered by a sandy beach and perimeter trail. Swimming, paddling, fishing, and relaxing are all encouraged. Bring a picnic and make a day of it! 28

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Live like a local with these annual events for the whole family. Waynesboro knows how to throw a good party! Find the best in music, food, art, and family fun at these exciting events held throughout the year.*

Winter Mad Anthony Mud Run FEBRUARY Plant Symposium MARCH

Spring South River Fly Fishing Expo APRIL Park to Park Half-Marathon APRIL Riverfest APRIL Petpawlooza APRIL

Fall Virginia Street Arts Festival FALL Tour de Valley SEPTEMBER Waynesboro Tree Workshop SEPTEMBER Waynesboro at War Civil War Weekend SEPTEMBER

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby JUNE

Viriginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival SEPTEMBER

Summer

British Car Festival OCTOBER

Groovin’ at the Greenway THURSDAYS IN

JUNE & JULY

Family Fiestas MONDAYS IN JUNE Fun 2 Run Kids Mud Run JUNE Rock N’ Ridgeview THURSDAYS IN JULY Summer Extravaganza JULY Summer Extravaganza 5k & 10K JULY

Coyner Springs Kite Fly SEPTEMBER Apple Days Arts & Crafts Show OCTOBER Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show OCTOBER Fall Foliage 5k & 10K OCTOBER Christmas Parade DECEMBER * We encourage you to check our website for event updates and to view safety precautions. visitwaynesboro.net

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Add distinctive lodging to your Waynesboro adventure.

The Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast and Luxury Cabins

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hether your tastes run for a room with a spectacular view, access to stellar amenities, the perfect location, or storybook surroundings, there’s a place for you to rest and soak up the ambience while visiting Waynesboro. From hotels to award-winning bed and breakfasts to

camping options close to the great outdoors, Waynesboro accommodations never disappoint.

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AFFORDABLE CORPORATE SUITES 240 Sheppard Court 540-941-1062 affordablecorporatesuites.net/ waynesboro

HERITAGE HILL BED & BREAKFAST 1169 Sherwood Avenue 540-471-8998 heritagehillbnb.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS 109 Apple Tree Lane 540-942-1100 bwwaynesboro.com

BUDGET INN

2240 W Main Street 540-942-9551 budgetinn.com

COMFORT INN

15 Windigrove Drive 540-932-3060 choicehotels.com

DAYS INN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 20 Windigrove Drive 540-932-7170 hiexpress.com

QUALITY INN

640 West Broad Street 540-942-1171 choicehotels.com

RESIDENCE INN

44 Windigrove Drive 540-943-7426 mariott.com/shdri

ROYAL INN MOTEL 2112 West Main Street 540-949-8253

SUPER 8 MOTEL

2045 Rosser Avenue 540-943-3888 wyndhamhotels.com

THE IRIS INN BED & BREAKFAST 191 Chinquapin Drive 540-943-1991 irisinn.com

2060 Rosser Avenue 540-943-1101 wyndhamhotels.com

Best Western PLUS - Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center

Nearby Camping Options WAYNESBORO NORTH 340 CAMPGROUND

1125 East Side Highway 540-943-9573 waynesboron340campground.com

CABIN CREEKWOOD

44 Creekwood Lane, Lyndhurst 540-943-8552 cabincreekwood.com

SHERANDO LAKE CAMPGROUND

96 Sherando Lake Road, Route 664, Lyndhurst 540-291-2188 recreation.gov

SHENANDOAH ACRES FAMILY CAMPGROUNDS 348 Lake Road, Stuarts Draft 888-709-1172 sunrvresorts.com

WALNUT HILLS CAMPGROUND & RV PARK 484 Walnut Hills Road, Staunton 540-337-3920 walnuthillscampground.com

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Getting Here, Getting Around BY CAR. Waynesboro is centrally located in Virginia, easily accessible via Interstates 64 and 81.

BY TRAIN. AMTRAK passenger service is available in Staunton (12 miles) and Charlottesville (28 miles).

BY FOOT. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find Waynesboro a delightfully walkable community, with an extensive network of safe trails, paths, and interconnected byways.

BY AIR. The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) is located approximately 20 miles (30 minutes) from downtown Waynesboro, connecting to domestic destinations and international markets via Washington-Dulles and Chicago O’Hare International Airports.

ON TWO WHEELS. And if you prefer the two-wheeled version of travel, bring your bikes or come by motorcycle when visiting Waynesboro! Some of the most scenic and exciting bicycle and motorcycle routes traverse the region.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is a non-hub, commercial service airport 35 miles from downtown Waynesboro. TRANSIT. Public transportation is available through britebus.org.

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AERIAL TOURS. Waynesboro Eagles Nest offers scenic aerial tours. WAYNESBORO EAGLES NEST 249 Aero Drive 540-943-4447 eaglesnest.aero visitwaynesboro.net

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Capture the magic of your love with a one-of-a-kind wedding.

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aynesboro’s natural beauty is not only a spectacular backdrop for an outdoor wedding, but its creative community adds an exclusive personal touch to every detail. Whether you opt for whimsical floral arrangements by The Faded

Poppy, or treat your guests to a Carrotini Cocktail Hour with the draft horses at Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making your special day shine. And when you combine such fun details with the easy, relaxed atmosphere of our friendly mountain town, you’ve got the perfect wedding destination. Find venues, planners, florists, lodging, limos, and more at visitwaynesboro.net.

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