A Treetop Adventure with Virginia Canopy Tours

There’s no doubt that Virginia breathtaking (especially that historically stunning portion of the Commonwealth known as the Shenandoah Valley!). It’s one thing to view Virginia from the roads of a scenic drive or from the mountaintops after a challenging hike; it’s another thing entirely to watch the view rush past you as you zip through a canopy of lush trees.


Photo by Virginia Canopy Tours

Virginia Canopy Tours offers you a chance to “Zip the Park” and explore Shenandoah with their zip line excursions: “During the canopy tour, participants will enjoy stunning views of the Massanutten Mountains and the gorgeous hardwood forest of the Shenandoah Valley.  Guests will learn the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley, native plant species, and the wild inhabitants who make the woods their home.” These two and a half- to three-hour tours will take you up to 90 feet above the ground and beyond speeds of 40 miles per hour. You’ll explore 8 different zip lines, a sky bridge, an air stair bridge, a rappel, and more.

After your treetop adventure, you’ll definitely want a place to unwind and relax, and that’s where the Bed and Breakfasts of the Historic Shenandoah Valley comes in. BBHSV member Lackawanna Bed & Breakfast is only a short drive away from Shenandoah River State Park.

Happy zip lining!

Shenandoah Caverns, Luray, VA

You may have noticed that the weather is heating up, and it’s only going to keep getting warmer as we move into spring and then at last into summer. But there is one spot in the Shenandoah Valley that keeps its comfortably cool temperature of around 56 degrees all year long. We’re talking about Shenandoah Caverns in Luray, VA, a 90-year old spot with fascinating formations, concerts and festivals, and the only cavern in Virginia that offers elevator service.

According to the Shenandoah Caverns website, “an hour long guided tour takes you on a one mile trek on crushed gravel pathways through seventeen rooms, each one more spectacular than the next. See the famous ‘Breakfast Bacon,’ marvel at the soaring rooms like Grotto of the Gods, and be amazed by the sparkling calcite crystals of Diamond Cascade.”

If you’re interested in more than just rock formations, then visit during one of the Caverns’ shows or festivals. In fact, one activity, the Shenandoah Jamboree, is coming up on April 4, 2015 and is “the Valley’s premier country entertainment series of shows.” Later this year on November 14, 2015, the Caverns will be presenting Shenandoah Uncorked, a family-friend wine festival with crafts, children’s activities, food, and of course, wine tasting.

Think you’d like to check out Shenandoah Caverns? Complete your adventure with a BBHSV getaway at our Luray member, South Court Inn. Happy caving!