Waynesboro VA: A Fishing Destination for the Whole Family

Waynesboro has been called “trout central in the Old Dominion” and aptly so. With the South River flowing through downtown and quality trout fishing available year-round, Waynesboro has become a destination for anglers around the world.

This centrally-located, urban fishery also has an allure for families planning their vacation.  “There’s something here for everyone,” say South River Fly Shop co-owners Tommy Lawhorne and Kevin Little. “Within 30 minutes whatever lodging you want is here,” says Kevin. “From backcountry camping in the National Forest all the way to RV to cabins to B&Bs to hotels. Same thing with food, same thing with culture, mountain biking, paddling, and hiking. And in the middle of that, we have a trout stream that is large enough to be a destination that can support numerous people a day and is year-round viable.” Continue reading “Waynesboro VA: A Fishing Destination for the Whole Family”

5 Ideas for a Lazy Weekend in Waynesboro, VA

#WaynesboroVA is known for being the gateway to both Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  In every season, the city attracts countless outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure on the water and mountains surrounding Waynesboro.  But Waynesboro is also the perfect place for a leisurely weekend.  Whether you need to rejuvenate after a week on the trails or a week at the office, come enjoy the simpler things in life: good food, good art, and good nature.

#1 Saturday Farmers Market

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Photo Credit Waynesboro Farmers Market Facebook page

What better way to start a leisurely weekend, than meandering through the sights, tastes, and smells of the Waynesboro Farmers Market! Fresh-baked goodies and local produce will make for a delicious picnic later in the day.

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11 Historic Landmarks In #WaynesboroVA

Waynesboro, Virginia has a rich architectural and cultural history reaching back to its founding in the late eighteenth century.  Many significant landmarks have been meticulously maintained and restored, and they paint a vivid picture of the city’s history, industry, and heritage.

Start your tour with these historic properties and districts, all listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Walk/Cycle/Learn/Relax on a #WaynesboroVA Rails-to-Trails Adventure

60-rails-of-autumn-1-with-creditWhat’s a rail trail and how can the lore of a railroad-rich destination contribute to a cool walk/cycle/learn/relax getaway? Rail trails are conversions of disused railways to multi-use paths for walking, cycling and sometimes horseback riding. Rail trails are growing in popularity around the country, not only because of unique features, but because they can be enjoyed by families and people of all fitness levels. There are several in the Shenandoah Valley worth investigating, and combining the stories of a region’s railroad history with treks along the mostly flat, often shaded, scenic railways can be a fun way to explore. There are plenty of ways to do just that from a base camp in Waynesboro, Virginia. Continue reading “Walk/Cycle/Learn/Relax on a #WaynesboroVA Rails-to-Trails Adventure”

Waynesboro GO – Exploring Parks with Pokémon GO

Released July 6th 2016, Pokémon GO is a hot new app that is taking over the world. Pokémon GO is a free-to-play, location-based, augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company. It encourages players to get outside and walk by using GPS to guide players to Pokémon and Pokéstops so that they can collect, evolve, and battle with their Pokémon. Popular with young children, teens, and adults, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore Waynesboro Parks.

Waynesboro Parks are loaded with Pokéstops, which are places where players can receive items in the game like Poké Balls, Pokémon eggs, and other items. Each of Waynesboro’s five parks offer plenty to do while you’re there. As a bonus, four of the parks are located along the Waynesboro Water Trail, a trail formed by the South River that links city neighborhoods, streets, parks, and downtown. The Waynesboro Water Trail map can be downloaded from www.visitwaynesboro.net. Continue reading “Waynesboro GO – Exploring Parks with Pokémon GO”

A (Disc Golf) Course in Nature

Fox Disc Golf Course borders the dog park at Coyner Springs Park.

If you were to ask me if I enjoyed Frisbee throwing, I would say Sure. If you were to ask if I was skilled at it, I would say No. When I throw a Frisbee, it usually veers off to the right in a tilt like it’s climbing a skyscraper, then plummets to the ground in a donut roll. My children, on the other hand, can whip out a Frisbee with table-top flatness and bulls-eye accuracy at a speed of 95 mph, creating a missile so deadly, you’re afraid to catch it. They can throw underhand and behind their heads with the same result. So when I was offered a chance to try out Waynesboro’s Fox Disc Golf Course, I naturally took them along in order to see how it’s really supposed to be played. Continue reading “A (Disc Golf) Course in Nature”

Romantic Getaways in Waynesboro, VA

Nestled against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lush Shenandoah Valley, #WaynesboroVA is the natural choice for a romantic getaway. Whether you are looking forward to quiet solitude together or prefer a shared outdoor adventure, Waynesboro’s warm hospitality and abundance of beauty will captivate your heart and your senses.

Stay at one of our quaint bed & breakfasts and pair that with one (or more!) of these romantic date ideas to create a truly memorable occasion. Continue reading “Romantic Getaways in Waynesboro, VA”

8 Iconic WaynesboroVA Summer & Fall Shindigs Not to Miss

Summer is here!
From mountain biking to camping to whitewater rafting, #WaynesboroVA is the perfect homebase for all your outdoor recreation along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park.  Waynesboro is also the hub of a vibrant art, music, food, and local brew scene.  And whether you stay and play for a weekend or a week, you’ll soon discover that festivity comes naturally in Waynesboro!

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