Spectacular natural beauty, quirky little villages, and interesting people
With several charming villages and the Town of Front Royal, Warren County offers small-town charm with convenient access to the Washington metro area via Interstate 66. There are ample outdoor recreation opportunities, interesting shopping in historic downtown Front Royal and plenty of modern amenities like big box stores, a good hospital and many dining destinations. Warren County has something for everyone.
Front Royal, the county seat and northern gateway to the Shenandoah National Park is the region’s entertainment and recreation Mecca. Known as the canoe capital of the world, Front Royal has almost endless options for outdoor adventure. Tourists and locals alike enjoy a variety of water sports, including swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and of course canoeing on the Shenandoah River. Several Outfitters are available for equipment rentals, shuttles and guided tours.
The Shenandoah National Park is a hiker and backpacker’s dream come true. With the fabled Appalachian Trail along its backbone, the Park has hundreds of miles of trails featuring breathtaking vistas, hidden waterfalls and deep forests.
The County is home to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology, which plays a leading role in the Smithsonian’s global efforts to save wildlife species from extinction and train future generations of conservationists.
Warren is also home to parts of other nationally protected areas, including Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, and George Washington National Forest.
Those looking for less adventure and more entertainment can visit one of the many wineries in the Shenandoah AVA, dine at delightful restaurants or sample hand-made beers and ales at local breweries. Family-friendly attractions include a drive-in movie theater, Skyline Caverns, and more.