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With the 500 miles of hiking trails in this area, we promise you won’t be bored. Our nearby trails include easy strolls, challenging day-hikes, overlooks, waterfalls, and of course, stunningly beautiful scenery. For more information about some of our favorite hikes, click here. If you’re looking for a hike with history, try out the Old Logging Railroad.

Visit the state’s largest cascading waterfall, Crabtree Falls and experience a 1200 feet drop in a half-mile section of Crabtree creek. Also, the Iris Inn is only three miles away from Rockfish Gap, the point where the Blue Ridge Parkway stretches north and where Skyline Drive moves south.

Looking for non-hiking outdoor activities? Fly fish in the South river throughout Waynesboro, home to the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival. Pick fresh apples at Carter Mountain Orchard or fresh peaches at Chiles Peach Orchard with your family.

Cool off in Grand Caverns, one of the most spectacular Virginian caverns, offering a panorama of subterranean beauty since 1806 – making it America’s oldest show cave.

Take in the sights and sounds of nature from the front seat of a vintage convertible you rent from Sports Car Rentals.

See the Shenandoah Valley from a different sort of view with Monticello Country Ballooning in Charlottesville.