Scenic Drives

Marty French Farm scene

Photo courtesy of Marty French

Slow down in Shenandoah County by trading Interstate I-81 for U.S. Route 11, the Old Valley Pike.  Traveling Route 11 is best way to enjoy views of our fields and the charm of our towns with plenty of stops available for those looking for great local restaurants or places to stop and shop or browse antiques.

For a true road trip, travel one of our many designated Virginia Byways.  Routes 600, 675, 42, and 263 are some of the most beautiful routes in our county.

Routes 42 and 263 will take you through winding mountain roads to  Bryce Resort.

For a great loop, take Route 55 west to Route 623 (Back Road) South back to either 600 or U.S. Route 42 North.  Both Rote 42 and 600 will connect you back to U.S. Route 11.

Another great loop is Route 11 South to Route 675 West (Stoney Creek Blvd) in Edinburg back to 623 North.

Snow Covered Meems Bottom Covered Bridge

Meems Bottom Covered Bridge Courtesy of DebImage Photography

Finally, no scenic trip to Shenandoah County is complete without a drive through Meems Bottom Covered Bridge.  Located just off Route 11 between New Market and Mount Jackson on Wissler Road.   This 204 foot single-span Burr arch truss bridge covers the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Roll your windows down, slow down and enjoy the views.