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Located within the scenic Shenandoah Valley, Augusta County’s eastern boundary skirts the northernmost point of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here visitors can expect to see the everyday highlighted against the backdrop the region’s colonial past.

Regional outdoor offerings include Natural Chimney Regional Park, home to rock formations 120 feet above the pastoral terrain of the Shenandoah Valley, and Sherando Lake in Lyndhurst, VA – one of Virginia?s most popular camping grounds. Nearby Fisherville is home to popular horticulturist and NPR personality Andre Viette’s gardens and the annual Daylily & Wine Festival, held on the grounds of Viette Gardens each July. The South River provides excellent fishing and recreational opportunities via the South River Greenway which runs right through Downtown Waynesboro.

Theater lovers shouldn’t miss Staunton’s one-of-a-kind Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theatre. Further east, the city of Waynesboro is anchored by cultural destinations such as the P. Buckley Moss Museum, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro Heritage Museum, and Historic Plumb House. Waynesboro, a community of 21,000, is located along I-64 at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive.

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Stories from Staunton, Waynesboro & Augusta County

March 22, 2019
As the weather warms, spring fever leads many of us outside and to planning some trips. Whether an impromptu weekend getaway or looking ahead to what's happening later this season, there's no shortage of fun activities in the regions near the Parkway in spring. Read on for our break down of what's going on this season in each region of the Blue Ridge Parkway.