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May
25

Take a Walking Tour of New Market, VA

New Market

New Market is one of the most historic communities in the Shenandoah Valley, and much of that fascinating history has been preserved to the present day. With many parks, performance venues, businesses, and dining destinations, there's so much to see in this Virginia community. Our real estate agents have the details on some of the spots that you won't want to miss on your walking tour of New Market.

  • New Market Community Park – 9670 Cadet Rd., New Market, VA 22844
    With a convenient location close to New Market homes for sale and tons of activities for family members of all ages to enjoy, New Market Community Park is sure to be a fun stop on your walking tour. The park features three playgrounds for kids, athletic fields for enjoying all of your favorite sports, and picnic shelters that provide a scenic setting to stop for lunch during your tour. It's also home to the New Market Community Pool, the perfect place to cool off during a busy summer day of exploration.

  • Virginia Museum of the Civil War – 8895 George R Collins Pkwy., New Market, VA 22844
    History buffs will also enjoy a visit to the fascinating Virginia Museum of the Civil War, which features exhibits on the Battle of New Market and a wide variety of other battles and historic events throughout Virginia. The museum itself is a National Historic Landmark, and it's the only Civil War museum owned by the state of Virginia. While you're there, stop by the museum's theater to view the award-winning film "Field of Lost Shoes," which is shown every day.

  • Southern Kitchen Restaurant – 9576 US-11, New Market, VA 22844
    For the classic New Market dining experience, make a stop at the Southern Kitchen Restaurant during your tour. This local landmark was established in 1956 and has been a community gathering place ever since. The menu features all of your favorite diner fare, including some of the best-fried chicken you'll find anywhere in Virginia.

  • Shenandoah River North Fork – New Market, VA 22844
    A stroll along the waterfront is sure to be an enjoyable part of any walking tour, and the North Fork of the Shenandoah River runs along the northwestern edge of New Market. While you're walking along the river, you may find people kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or going for a swim in the water.

  • Endless Caverns – 1800 Endless Caverns Rd., New Market, VA 22844
    Bring your walking tour underground when you visit the Endless Caverns, which were first discovered in the 1800s. Ever since the caverns were discovered, they've provided endless entertainment for residents who love to explore nature. Enjoy a guided tour with a local expert, and discover the gifts of nature that are waiting for you below the surface.

  • Rouss Center for the Arts – 9357 N Congress St., New Market, VA 22844
    New Market has a long history of showcasing performance arts, and the Rouss Center of the Arts carries on that tradition to the present day. This performance venue is dedicated to showcasing the best Virginia artists in its gallery with rotating exhibitions and offering a busy schedule of live plays, musicals, and other performances. Stop by the art gallery any time to see some fantastic work from local artists.

  • New Market Farmers Market – S. Congress St. Public Parking Lot, New Market, VA 22844
    Fresh food and friendly faces will always be waiting for you at the New Market Farmers Market, which happens every Friday evening. Pick up some fresh, local ingredients for creating a delicious meal after your walking tour, and discover hand-crafted items from local artisans.

Ready to write the next chapter of your family's own history in New Market? Our team is here to help you find the perfect home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the New Market, VA area.

May
17

Where to Play Disc Golf in the Shenandoah Valley

Disc Golf Shenandoah Valley

Spring is a beautiful time to be out enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Shenandoah Valley. Our real estate agents love springtime in Virginia for a lot of reasons, and one of those reasons is that our favorite disc golf courses are finally open again. 

In fairness, many of these places are open year-round. But if you've ever thrown a disc around during the soggy winter months, you know that it's just not the same. So now that summer is practically at our doorstep, be sure to enjoy some of these awesome disc golf courses in the Shenandoah Valley!

  • Westover Park - 305 S Dogwood Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Arguably the most popular disc golf course in the Harrisonburg area, the course at Westover Park has undergone a series of great renovations and improvements since it opened in 2003. It's a lot of fun to play, with 21 holes that include some tight shots and tricky terrain. It's mostly wooded, with two baskets at each hole for longer or shorter throws. Westover Park is located just minutes from these Harrisonburg homes for sale and is also popular for its swimming pool and skate park. 

  • Hillandale Park - 801 Hillandale Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Spanning 74 acres, Hillandale Park is one of Harrisonburg's most popular parks for outdoor recreation of all kinds. With 18 holes spread across various wooded and open terrain, it's a good option if you want to beat the crowds. 

  • Coyner Springs Park - 2091 Lyndhurst Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980
    A haven for hikers and bird watchers, 145-acre Coyner Springs Park, offers a beautiful slice of wilderness a stone's throw from these Waynesboro homes for sale. The park is also home to a picturesque 9-hole disc golf course that's great for practicing your skills or having a friendly match. Expect tight fairways through a wooded landscape with some challenging elevation changes. The course and baskets are well-maintained, and the first three holes are located within the park's off-leash dog area. 

  • James Madison University Park - 1090 Devon Ln, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Located on the campus of James Madison University, University Park offers a wide range of recreational facilities, from a disc golf course and running track to tennis courts and fields. The disc golf course starts on a hilltop with great views before entering a more wooded landscape. It's very well-maintained, and while it's technically a 9-hole course, each hole has two baskets, so it can be played as an 18-holer. The course is generally available to university students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis but may also be reserved in advance. 

  • Swover Creek Farms - 4176 Swover Creek Rd, Edinburg, VA 22824
    Swover Creek Farms is many things. It really is an operating farm, offering you-pick blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in season. But it's also a craft brewery and wood-fired pizza restaurant, and part of its rolling farmland has been converted into an 18-hole disc golf course. Course maps are available at the bar, and you'll probably want to stop back in for a pint after the game is over. 

  • Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park- 625 6th St, Luray, VA 22835
    Offering a scenic but challenging 9-hole disc golf course, Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park is a popular park in the community of Luray. The course is mostly flat, open, and spacious, with great views of the Shenandoah Valley. Its challenges come not so much from tricky shots but from sheer distance. A short drive from many Luray homes for sale, the park also has picnic areas, a children's playground—one of those great old wooden ones—and baseball and softball fields. 
  • Montgomery Hall Park - 1000 Montgomery Ave, Staunton, VA 24401
    Encompassing 148 acres of rolling hills, meadows, and woods, Montgomery Hall Park offers up a fun, challenging disc golf course in the city of Staunton. The course has 18 holes, each with a short and a long basket, and spans a wide range of terrain and conditions. Some holes are open and flat, others a little more narrow, hilly and challenging. Improved signage in recent years has added a lot to its playability. This course is convenient to many Staunton homes for sale

Contact us today to learn more about disc golf in the Shenandoah Valley and other ways you can enjoy our beautiful parks and green spaces. 

May
10

Explore Cideries Near Rockingham County

Cideries in Rockingham CountyFrom the charming streets of Harrisonburg to the panoramic vistas of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia's Rockingham County is a place unlike any other. Our real estate agents can go on and on about all reasons why we're glad to call it home, and you can bet that our local cideries will be on that list. 

The rich soil of the Shenandoah Valley makes our region the epicenter of Virginia's apple country, and a scenic drive across Rockingham County reveals a landscape lined with farms and orchards. Pick-your-own apples are a big attraction here in the fall, but local cider is on tap year-round at these amazing Virginia cideries.

  • Sage Bird Ciderworks -325 N Liberty St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    Using locally sourced apples to create their unique, small-batch hard ciders, Sage Bird Ciderworks stands out as one of the best of the best when it comes to Shenandoah Valley cideries. Their craft and attention to detail really shine through in each cider they create, most of which tend to be drier hard ciders with rich, complex flavors. Sage Bird Ciderworks is located in the heart of Downtown Harrisonburg, just minutes from these Harrisonburg homes for sale. Their taproom has a pet-friendly outdoor patio and is known for hosting events ranging from trivia nights to yoga classes. 

  • Old Town Cidery - 326 N Cameron St, Winchester, VA 22601
    Old Town Cidery is an outdoor tasting room located a stone's throw from these Winchester homes for sale. It's always a great spot to sit and sip a local cider or two during the warmer months. They have six rotating taps, and food trucks are often on-site to provide something tasty to go with your cider. Cans are available to take home too, including Old Town's flagship Pippin hard cider. All of the ciders at Old Town Cidery are made using apples grown by Glaize Apples, a family-owned apple grower that's been based in the Shenandoah Valley since 1937.

  • Wild Hare Cider Pub - 17 E Washington St, Middleburg, VA 20117
    The folks at Wild Hare Cider Pub have earned a reputation for creating lively and innovative ciders using local Virginia apples. From their flagship Hatch heritage dry cider to more inventive flavors like their Ophelia cider (fermented with Citra hops and grapefruit peel) there's always something new and interesting to try. Order a flight of ciders at the pub to really experience the different flavor profiles among various ciders. Wild Hare Cider Pub is located in Middleburg, just up the road from some lovely Middleburg homes for sale. They also have two additional locations in Leesburg and Warrenton and will deliver cider right to your door anywhere in Northern Virginia.

  • Potters Craft Cider - 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Offering expertly crafted cider in a beautiful, rustic space, Potters Craft Cider has quickly made a name for itself among Shenandoah Valley cideries. Founded by two friends with a mutual love for home brewing, Potters emphasizes the "craft" element of craft cider, with tasty creations that blend the crisp taste of local Virginia apples with other flavors like grapefruit, hibiscus, cranberry, and orange blossom. The tasting room is located just outside Charlotte, and convenient to many Charlottesville homes for sale

  • Castle Hill Cider - 6065 Turkey Sag Rd, Keswick, VA 22947
    Some of the best hard cider in Virginia can be found at Castle Hill Cider, a historic cidery located on land that has been used to grow apples since 1777. But while they grow a lot of the apples themselves, the cider artisans at Castle Hill also source from other local growers to create their flavorful craft ciders. The taproom and grounds at Castle Hill Cider are also stunning—it's a popular wedding venue—and it's just a short drive from these Keswick homes for sale

  • Old Hill Cidery - 17768 Honeyville Rd, Timberville, VA 22853
    Cider making has been an American tradition since Colonial times, long before the idea of craft brewing or even beer itself became popular in the United States. The folks at Old Hill Cidery have made it a point to help revive that tradition. Nestled on a 60-acre farm not far from these Timberville homes for sale, Old Hill Cidery creates ciders that range from bright and effervescent to rich and complex. They're all created in small batches using the more than 30 varieties of apples that are grown on the farm. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in and around Rockingham County, Virginia. From the historic city streets of Harrisonburg to the wide-open countryside of the Shenandoah Valley, it's a beautiful place to live. 

May
3

Treat Mom at these Staunton Bakeries for Mother's Day

Staunton Bakeries

If food is love, then what better way to celebrate mom on her special day than with some delicious, fresh-made cakes, pastries, and baked goods? Whether mom is a fan of sweet or savory, you'll find the perfect treats at these wonderful bakeries around Staunton recommended by our real estate agents

  • Paris Cake Company - 300 Church St., Staunton, VA 24401
    Send mom on a virtual trip to the City of Lights without leaving the area near Staunton homes for sale. Luscious specialty cake flavors from Paris Cake Company include the Neener, a take on tiramisu that's named for the owner's sister. Sizes range from 6" to half a sheet to accommodate any need. Other popular treats include cheesecakes, pies, and custom-made cookies. If you want more than dessert, enjoy brunch or dinner at Table 44, the bakery's onsite restaurant. Hours for the bakery and restaurant are noon - 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Giancarlo Fine European Pastries - 117 Austin Ave., Staunton, VA 24401
    The path to Giancarlo Fine European Pastries was truly an international journey. A teenage Giancarlo traveled from Italy to the United States for an apprenticeship with his uncle, a successful pastry chef. This led to a number of jobs creating desserts for country clubs and other high-end locations. Today, Giancarlo is turning out European-style cakes, tarts, and pastries from his own shop, located in a converted garage behind his home. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, while custom orders may be picked up by appointment.

  • The By & By - 140 E. Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401
    From its beginnings as a modest coffee shop, The By & By has grown into a neighborhood favorite offering sandwiches, craft beer, and wine. The cafe features a mouthwatering selection of pastries from Newtown Baking, their neighbor right down the street. In addition to supporting other community businesses, The By & By features the work of local artists on their walls. Take Fido along to relax with you and Mom in the peaceful ambiance of the outdoor beer garden, or stop in Thursday night for live jazz. The By & By is open 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Newtown Baking and Kitchen - 960 W. Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401
    If you think bread is nothing more than a vehicle for a sandwich, Newtown Baking and Kitchen will change your perspective. With a rotating daily selection of a dozen different flavors, Newtown Baking's breads are a taste to be savored all on their own. They've also got your sweet tooth covered with hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls, scones, and other classic pastries. Order online for convenient no-contact pickup. Newtown Baking is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Réunion Bakery & Espresso - 26 S. New St., Staunton, VA 24401
    Réunion Bakery & Espresso fits right in alongside the other historic and cultural attractions in downtown Staunton. Many appreciative customers consider their French-inspired financiers, galettes, canelés, and bostocks to be works of art. Even the focaccia, baked in cast iron from a sourdough starter and generous amounts of olive oil, is almost too pretty to eat. Be sure to try the cruffin, which combines the soft interior of a muffin with the crisp, flaky exterior of a croissant. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

  • Firkin Pie Company - 310 Kalorama St., Staunton, VA 24401
    Is there a rule that says pie is only for dessert? Not at Firkin Pie Company, where they're also baking up pies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hand-helds, such as the vegetable enchilada or New Zealand beef and cheddar, make perfect on-the-go meals. Their pot pie is a comfort food classic, loaded with chicken, veggies, thyme, and a rich gravy. The rotating assortment of dessert pies includes chess pie, a traditional Southern flavor with a browned custard filling, along with Dutch apple, coconut pecan, and chocolate cream. Firkin Pie Company is open 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where's the best place to celebrate Mother's Day? Around the dining table in your beautiful Staunton home. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty for experienced guidance from our friendly and knowledgeable real estate agents. 

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