“Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River. Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, growing like a breeze.”
Soar into the Shenandoah Valley and experience first-hand the beauty that inspired John Denver’s hit song, Take Me Home Country Roads.
Situated in the far northwestern quadrant of Virginia along the West Virginia border, the Shenandoah Valley stretches across 140 miles as it carves a path between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Allegheny Mountains to the East before finally reaching its end in Rockbridge County.
According to local historians, the Valley was the American frontier before settlers and explorers set off to reach further west. Decades later, the region was once again an important frontier in the American Civil. This storied history of turbulence is captured in the museums and historic sites that stretch across the wooded hills and rivers of Shenandoah Valley.
But the real gem of Shenandoah Valley is the Shenandoah National Park. With more than 200,000 acres spread along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park opened in 1935 and is primarily accessed through Waynesboro, Luray and Front Royal.
Rent a car in one of these small towns and cruise along Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, two of the most scenic roads in America free of the obstruction of commercial trucks.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, you’ll land at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.