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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 […]

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 […]

Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg “Below the Surface”


Whenever there is a discussion about icebergs someone always mentions that 90% of the iceberg is below the surface. Then starts the argument about whether it’s 90% or 7/8ths or some other number. Suffice it to say most of it is below the surface. When exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg the casual observer may not realize […]