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Under the Surface: Wines and Steins


Here I am again, talking about Harrisonburg; Below the Surface. A blog where we talk about aspects of Harrisonburg that is not always immediately visible to our locals and visitors alike. Last time I wrote about the wide diversity of locally owned restaurants. This time I am visiting an aspect of Harrisonburg that is rapidly […]

Discovering Virginia’s Fall Foliage on Three Great Trails in the George Washington National Forest

Big Schloss

Upon moving to Harrisonburg from Central Pennsylvania, I sought to discover and undertake the plethora of outdoor activities and hiking trails the Shenandoah Valley has to offer, but where to begin? I soon became acquainted with the highly raved about Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive that runs through the park connecting its many […]

Virginia is for Lovers of Leaf Peeping


What automatically comes to mind when you think about places to experience beautiful fall foliage in U.S.? That’s right, the northeast.  Well I’m a believer in appreciating the autumn splendor that is outside your own front door. Growing up in KY, there were the reds, golds, greens and purples. Then living in Montana with the […]

A Harrisonburg Biking Adventure

When I came to work at the Stonewall Jackson Inn Wayne’s gift to me was a red vintage “Free Spirit” cruiser bicycle. The whole month of August she went nearly unused because of this California Central Valley girl’s fear of Shenandoah Valley hills. But September brought a slight case of cabin fever which led me to […]

The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy


Calling all hikers and outdoor enthusiasts…. Appalachian Trail Advisory Committee Presents the Film, The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy The Harrisonburg Appalachian Trail Community Advisory Committee, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, and community partners will host the showing of “The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy” on October 6th at 7pm in Court Square Theater. The Appalachian Trail: […]

Live Your History

Renee at lighthouse

Those who know me, know these two things about me–My passion is travel and I love all-things historical. So, it stands to reason that most of my travels are usually planned around places of historic significance. This love for historical adventures started when I was 12 and my parents loaded us kids in our wood […]