Here are just a few ideas for ways to enjoy the colorful autumn season as you Discover Shenandoah. Colors are just about peaking along the Blue Ridge.
- Hike a trail to a scenic ridge in the Shenandoah National Park – try to identify the numerous late summer/fall mushrooms along the way.
- Stroll through the numerous flea markets and antique shops along the Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop. Take a walk through the town of Sperryville and have lunch or dinner at the Thornton River Grill. Visit the Copper Fox distillery while in Sperryville.
- Buy and eat fresh apples of numerous varieties grown in regional orchards and eat as many delicious fall apples as you can; look for country quilts and other fall season local made preserves, honey and specialties while buying apples.
- Stop at Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill for lunch and then go to Rappahannock Cellars and Desert Rose Winery just down the road for nice glass of red wine and take in the fall colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- If staying in Luray, you can enjoy an evening of comfortable dining at the Artisans Grill, Mimslyn Inn (recommend checking for scheduled live music nights), or for Mexican Food visit Rancho Viejo.
- Tour the magnificent Luray Caverns and Shenandoah Valley Museum in Luray; or, the Shenandoah Caverns and the New Market Civil War Battlefield.
- Stop at Valley Star Farm on Rt 340 north of Luray to pick up some pumpkins and try finding your way through the Corn Maze
- Picnic or grill at Lake Arrowhead and take a walk around the lake to enjoy the surrounding mountain views and wildlife.
- Try a trail ride with Jordan Hollow Stables in Stanley or in Shenandoah National Park. A great way to appreciate the fall colors.