Welcome to Shenandoah Valley
The lush and beautiful Shenandoah Valley, extending for 200
miles (322 km) from Harper's Ferry in West Virginia to Salem and
Roanoke, is a combination of history, beauty and adventure.
Visitors to the Valley can enjoy spectacular hikes in the Blue
Ridge Mountains, follow in the footsteps of Revolutionary and Civil
War heroes, explore museums, battlefields and historic homes, or
ski and golf at top-class resorts.
Known as the Daughter of the Stars, the Valley can essentially
be divided into three; the North, South and Central Valley regions.
The Northern Valley area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with
exciting opportunities to tackle the Shenandoah River by canoe or
kayak, hike the Appalachian Trail or cross-country ski in the
The Central Valley offers exciting skiing, golfing, snowboarding
and fishing opportunities, as well as a chance to explore
historical sites, farmers markets and the spectacular Shenandoah
Caverns. The Southern part of the Valley boasts several mineral
springs, the 215ft (66m) Natural Bridge, attractive historic towns
such as Lexington, and the bustling cities of Roanoke and Salem.
For more information on the spectacular Shenandoah Valley, see
Information & Facts
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.