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Located between the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Allegheny mountains of Virginia, Augusta County offers majestic scenery, historic locations including the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, and recreational opportunities including North River Campground, Benson Run Trail, Shenandoah Mountain Horse Trail, North Mountain Bike Trail, St. Mary's Falls and many others. Staunton has been declared by Southern Living as "the perfect place to base any exploration of the valley".
Known for its historic architecture packed into five National Historic Districts, Staunton is best explored by foot. Its compact downtown features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Staunton is home to the American Shakespeare Center, a theatrical company centered at the Blackfriars Playhouse, a replica of Shakespeare's Blackfriars Theatre. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is open for visitors, as well as the Museum of American Frontier Culture, which provides insight into life in early America. Staunton is also home to the Statler Brothers, country music legends. Statler Brothers members Don Reid, Harold Reid, and Phil Balsley grew up and still reside in the city.
The City of Waynesboro is centrally located in the eastern portion of Virginia's scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and the Appalachian Trail are less than five miles away. The town is perhaps best known for being the home of P. Buckley Moss and the P. Buckley Moss Museum, which attracts 45,000 visitors annually. Tourism, industrial production, and retail remain vital to the Waynesboro economy.
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SKYLINE DRIVE... The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.
As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park.
The speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east. The park purposely leaves the roadsides unmowed so wildflowers put on a show all year long.