Outdoor Activities in Waynesboro

5 Outdoor Activities near Waynesboro to Try This Spring

If you’re looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, look no further! Waynesboro has some amazing outdoor spots and activities for you to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to go for a hike, bike ride, or just take in the scenery, there’s something for everyone. Here are five of our favorites!

-Shenandoah National Park: Virginia’s very own national park is just down the road! Shenandoah is perfect for a day (or more) of hiking, camping, and exploring. Visit the Byrd Visitor Center to learn about the history of the park, enjoy ranger programs, eat at one of the many restaurants, and enjoy over 500 miles of trails!

-Horseback Riding: There are several stables near Waynesboro that offer horseback riding lessons and trail rides. The Waynesboro area offers miles of horse-riding trails for riders of all skill levels. This is a great activity for all ages and a great way to explore the beautiful Virginia countryside!

-Mint Springs Valley Park: This 520-acre park (with 8 water acres, and 1 beach acre), provides several recreational amenities including a seasonal swimming beach, 2 reservable picnic shelters, a playground, and 5 miles of trails. Mint Springs Valley Park is perfect for hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and much more!

Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel-Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel: The Blue Ridge Tunnel is a historic railroad tunnel, built during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad in the 1850s, that has been converted to a pedestrian trail. This dog-friendly trail invites hikers and bikers to enjoy a 4.6 mile trail that includes almost 1 mile inside the historic railroad tunnel.

-Frontier Culture Museum: The Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia is an outdoor museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America. Enjoy a self-guided tour through 11 permanent exhibits that allow visitors to experience “living history” as communicated through costumed interpreters in both the Old World and American sections of the Museum.

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore all that Waynesboro has to offer! These are just a few of the outdoor activities available in our community. For more ideas, be sure to check out the Visit Waynesboro website, or visit our Living in Waynesboro page for more information on the local area!