Whether you want to explore the mountains and woods, cool off at the iconic Shenandoah River, or relax and unwind with a delicious local beverage, all of this can be achieved in the Front Royal area–the perfect place for a summer getaway. Come for summer in Front Royal and discover a great season for fun, adventure, and relaxation. Stay after dark to enjoy stargazing in the refreshing cool of a summer night.
Paddle the Shenandoah in Front Royal
With stunning mountain views all around, you can enjoy the Shenandoah River as it flows through Front Royal. With several local river outfitters and convenient river access points throughout the area, it’s not surprising that Front Royal has earned the title: Canoe Capital of Virginia. Bring your own equipment and plan a river trip with a local outfitter.
Sip Local in Front Royal
Relaxing with a drink in a beautiful setting is another great way to enjoy summer. With wineries, meaderies, and breweries in the area, Front Royal is a great place to drink in the sweet sensations of the season. Wine lovers can take their pick from a range of local vineyards and wineries. For locally brewed craft beer around Front Royal, try Vibrissa Beer, PaveMint Taphouse, the Bushel Pub at the Apple House, or the Backroom Brewery. Want to try something new while taking a trip into history? Mead (honey wine) is an ancient beverage that’s enjoying a new wave of popularity. Try it in Front Royal at Honey and Hops Brew Works or Saga Meadery.
Explore the Adventure of Front Royal
If you’re in search of outdoor adventure this summer, we can’t wait for you to Discover Front Royal! Explore hiking, biking, rock climbing, and more in the Front Royal area. Shenandoah National Park is a great source of exciting hikes (book your tickets in advance to take on the ever-popular Old Rag). Want to explore other options? With Appalachian Trail access and George Washington National Forest both nearby, the Front Royal area has enough exciting adventures to keep you going for a lifetime!
The fun doesn’t end with nightfall in Front Royal! Bring a picnic dinner into the great outdoors or head back out after eating to enjoy stunning stargazing under the dark night skies surrounding Front Royal. With low light pollution but convenient proximity to the DC area, Front Royal is a great destination for a summer stargazing escape. Sky Meadows State Park is one of the area’s best options for stargazing. A designated International Dark Sky Park, Sky Meadows is a great place to stargaze. The park typically closes at dusk, but stays open late for monthly “Astronomy for Everyone” events. Camping is another option for extending the adventure with nighttime park access and unlimited stargazing!
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