The Osceola Mill
A Shenandoah Valley Bed & Breakfast
Fine Dining & Lodging
Orchardside Berry Farm
Located 5 miles west of Raphine on Hwy. 606 540-348-5220
Canoeing, Kayaking & Tubing
Twin River Outfitters
Glasgow, VA 540-261-7334 www.canoevirginia.net
Carriage tours of Lexington 540-463 5647
Narrated, horse drawn carriage tours of Lexington daily April - October
The Lexington Horse Center 540-463-4300
World class horse shows, dressage, sales rodeos and other events.
There are many lakes, streams, and pristine trout rivers in the area offering trout, bass, & catfish. Some restrictions including licenses apply. VA Trout Stocking Hot-Line 434-525-3474
Buffalo Creek Catch & Release Fly Fishing 540-463-5903
Offering instruction and guided fishing trips
Wild Mountain Trout Fly Fishing 540-294-0354
Boxerwood Gardens 540-463-2697 Just west of Lexington, self guided tours March - November, Thursday-Sunday, donations suggested.
The Country Club of Staunton 540-248-7278
Ingleside Resort, Staunton VA 540-248-1201
Winton Country Club Hwy 151 Clifford, VA 434-946-7336
Wintergreen Resort (two courses) 804-325-8250
Here are just a few of the many trails in this hiking Mecca.
The highest falls east of the Mississippi, a moderately strenuous 3 mile hike to the top.
St. Mary's Falls
Located only 2 miles from the Mill. Fairly technical due to a flood that washed away parts of the trail. Many crystal clear pools with cascading waterfalls, great swimming holes in the summer.
Humpback Rock Trail
North about 20 miles on the Blue ridge Parkway, this very steep but short trail leads to a magnificent vantage point atop bare rocks, with 360 degree panoramic views.
One of the most famous, it stretches from Maine to Georgia along the mountains. It crosses the Parkway about eight miles North at County rd. 814 and crosses Rt. 56 10 miles east.
For information on the National Forests Lands 540-291-2188 and State lands 804-367-1000
New Meadow Farm 540-377-6169 or 540-290-5790 by appointment only
Virginia Mountain Outfitters 540-261-1910 by appointment only
Cyrus McCormick Farm & Museum
Only 2 miles west on Hwy 606, Restored mill with working waterwheel, and small museum displaying the wheat reaper of 1831. Free admission
P. Buckley Moss Museum
One of America's favorite artist's gallery & museum, about 30 min drive, Waynesboro 540-949-6476
Robert E. Lee Chapel and Museum
On the campus of W & L and across from the President's House, the Chapel is where Robert E. Lee and his family lie buried; his beloved horse Traveler is interred just outside. Downstairs is a fine small museum containing his office, just as he left it, and family items from Lee's postwar years in Lexington as President of the University.
VMI Hall of Valor
Upstairs is a huge painting of the VMI cadet charge at the Battle of New Market in 1864. Downstairs the museum depicts cadet life and the history of VMI, its many famous graduates, and its most famous professor, Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson. It has a fine collection of antique firearms.
George C. Marshall Museum
On the VMI campus, this museum honors VMI graduate General Marshall's life and achievements. Huge electronic map traces WWII in Europe.
Stonewall Jackson House
The only home owned by one of the most famous and revered Southern generals in the war between the States. Slide film and tour of the house an gardens emphasize Jackson's personal life. On Washington St., a block from the Visitor's Center
Museum of Frontier Culture
Living History exhibit of authentic, reconstructed ancestral farmsteads actually moved here from Northern Ireland, England, and Germany to illustrate the folkways and lifestyles of the first white settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. Knowledgeable interpreters in period costumes explain and demonstrate as you walk from farm to farm.
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
America's WWI President, one of eight presidents from Virginia, was born in the parsonage of the First Presbyterian Church, now authentically restored. The museum addresses the history of his era, Wilson's career and shows his immaculately restored Pierce Arrow limousine. The lovely terraced gardens are open to the public
Statler Brothers Complex
The former public school where the famed music group studied is now a museum and store, which traces their career. 540-332-5219
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, 45min south on Rt. 11. Mammoth limestone span is grand and beautiful. There is also a nature walk, including a Monacan Indian village and ending at the Bridal Veil Falls. There is also a safari park & zoo. 800-533-1410
Approximately 1 hour north near Mt. Solon. Seven towers of stone rise 120 feet above the meadowlands. Picnic sites and hiking trails. March-October. Jousting Tournament. 888-430-CAMP
Peaks of Otter
Two high peaks of the Blue Ridge about 1 hour south on the Parkway. Visitor's Center, restaurant, lodging, & hiking trails.
Luray Caverns 540-743-6551
Shenandoah Caverns 888-4 CAVERN
Endless Caverns 540-896-2283
Grand Caverns 888-430 CAVE
Natural Bridge Caverns 800-533-1410
The Blue Ridge Parkway going north or south provides many pull offs and overlooks which are great for picnics. Seven miles south, Yankee Horse Gap has a rebuilt section of narrow gauge logging track and a nice waterfall only a few steps from the picnic benches.
A few minutes west on Hwy. 606 is the McCormick Farm Wayside with picnic area.
Goshen pass on Hwy 39 west of Lexington offers a nice picnic area with grills and a pavilion with stone fireplace next to the scenic Maury river
To help with all your picnic needs is Gertie's General Store, 1/2 mile east of the Mill which will pack you a picnic lunch.
Wintergreen Resort 804-325-220
The Homestead Resort 800-383-1766
Massanutten Resort 540-289-9441
Goshen Pass - Breathtaking mountain gorge with deep swimming holes along Rt. 39
St. Mary's Falls - Just 2 miles north of the Mill with crystal clear pools all along the river.
Black friar's Playhouse Accurate reproduction of Shakespeare Theater offering seasonal Shakespeare productions. Staunton 540-885-5588
Theater at Lime Kiln in Lexington offer professional musicals, dramas, and musicians in an open are theater May-October. Also indoor productions November-April. 540463-7088