Have A Sun-Filled and Fun-Filled Day at Lake Monocan Park

Lake Monocan Park is the ideal day destination for active families who enjoy being outdoors. There truly is something for everyone to do at this family friendly Wintergreen area attraction. The 20 acre lake of course the center of attraction at the park. A lifeguard is on duty at the lake from Memorial Day to […]

Take a Leisurely Tour on the Skyline Drive

The Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway, is 105 miles long, running north and south for the entire length of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It is also designated as a National Historic Landmark, and is inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places. The southern terminus is in Rockfish Gap […]

Natural Bridge Zoo – A Hands On Educational Experience

Promising to be “home to the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state of Virginia, and a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species” is the Natural Bridge Zoo. In less than twenty-minutes from Staunton, your kids and you can be feeding goats, donkeys, sheep, pigs, llamas and […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Vineyard and Winery

Thomas Jefferson had a legendary love of wine and believed that the Virginia homeland he loved was the perfect place to create amazing wines that could rival others around the world. In 1774, Jefferson planted his first vineyard just a mile from his beloved Monticello home. In 1981, the original site was replanted with the […]

Visit Montpelier – Another Presidential Home in VA

Montpelier, the majestic home and grounds of President James Madison and First Lady Dolly Madison, rests in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This home is where Madison was raised and also where he returned to after his presidency. A tour of Montpelier encompasses more than just a tour of the home itself. There […]

Blackfriars Playhouse, a Personal Review

I recently attended a production at the Blackfriars Playhouse as a chaperone for my son’s 9th grade English class.  We saw the performance of “Romeo and Juliett,” and I must say I was completely amazed at the quality of this theater and show in the little town of Staunton!       The theater itself […]

Humpback Rocks – A True Blue Ridge Experience

Located near the upper end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Route I-64, the Humpback Rocks Recreation Area offers an excellent day’s adventure for casual visitors or for hikers of all proficiency levels. The attraction for which the area is named is the massive and spectacular greenstone outcrop, or hump, located on the […]

Food AND Entertainment at the Mockingbird in Staunton

The décor screams chi chi and trendy, terms usually synonymous with expensive and exclusive. However, you’ll find that The Mockingbird Artisan Fare & Roots Music is not only affordable but also unpretentious. Mockingbird’s proprietor Wade Luhn artfully infuses chic with down-to-earth. Its eclectic menu is a contradiction in terms. Looking at it, one might easily […]