Welcome to Highland County, often referred to as "Virginia's Switzerland." This land of high mountain valleys, sheep and cattle grazing farms and vast woodlands is known for its pristine scenic beauty and rural charm.
Are you looking for miles of colorful country roads, Civil War trails, vista overlooks, rivers, parks, and small town charm? You will find lots of helpful information here at the Visitors Center . . . places to stay, things to do, sites to see and adventures to experience . . . we can help you find them all.
Shenandoah County is 90 miles west of the Nation's Capital, nestled in the mountains in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Largely an agricultural community, Shenandoah County is home to five incorporated towns: Edinburg, Mount Jackson, New Market, Strasburg and Woodstock.
Centrally located in Virginia, easily accessible via Interstate, and providing access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, Waynesboro, VA is a charming destination as well as an ideal hub for day trips and excursions to surrounding areas.
Scenery, history, and recreational attractions abound here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains the Valley extends for 200 miles from Harpers Ferry, to Roanoke.
The Shenandoah National Park, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests offer excellent opportunities for the lovers of the out-of-doors. Above the Shenandoah Valley, thrill to the picturesque drives along the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stop for picnics, camping or spending fun-filled days hiking and exploring nature at its best. Visitors come back again and again, to revel in history with the many museums and Civil War battlefields located here, and to visit the caverns and natural wonders.
Since Governor Alexander Spotswood and his Knights of the Golden Horseshoe first saw the Valley in 1716, explorers from everywhere have found a wealth of pleasure. So will you!