Back Roads Century
Discover historic sites, cultural and artistic treasures, museums and fantastic shopping and dining in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Travel through historic towns on scenic back roads that lead to charming picture post-card farms. Shenandoah Valley's outdoors features the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, with breath-taking views of the Valley.
The most notable feature of the Shenandoah Valley is Shenandoah Valley National Park. The park is bordered by Skyline Drive, a designated National Scenic Byway, with stunning views and twisting turns over a distance of 105 miles. This is a favorite destination for residents of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and is a must see for first time visitors. Each year, thousands of DC area residents flock to Skyline Drive to enjoy the fall foliage.
The Back Roads Century starts on the upper-end of the Valley in Berryville, VA (intersection of Routes 340 and 7), near Winchester, VA (at the top of the map below). Use this as your starting point for finding lodging and attractions that are convenient to your weekend plans.
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