Stepping into Madison County is a step back in time. Today, Madison County is the home of several vineyards, orchards, and Civil War trails. Parts of the Shenandoah National Park sit within its boundaries.

Key Features

Outdoor Amenities: Madison County is home to the Shenandoah National Park and blessed with Old Rag Mountain, one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hiking is just one of many outdoor activities to choose from in Madison. There’s also amazing trout fishing trips you can take with your family, hunting, and horseback riding. You can also take Skyline Drive to see the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains from behind the wheel of your own car.

Small Town Charm: Very little has changed in Madison since it was created back in the late 1700s but that’s what is so appealing. The charming and historic downtown area is filled with unique antique and craft shops, along with delicious family-owned dining options.

Love apples?

Then head to the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival and enjoy apple pie, apple butters, apple ice cream, and other apple goodies. While you�re there, take a hayride to pick your own apples, or stay at the festival and enjoy live music, a petting zoo, and local artisans.

Sarah Stelmok

Nest Picks

Graves Mountain Lodge

If you want a festival or a rustic getaway Graves Mountain Lodge is the place for you. They not only throw the best Apple Harvest Festival in the state, they also hold a Bluegrass Music Festival in May and a Peach Festival in July. This is good, wholesome, fun at its finest.

Old Rag

Old Rag is the highest peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains at more than 3,200 feet. It’s the most challenging hike but the most rewarding when you get to the top to see these breathtaking views of Virginia.

Early Mountain Vineyard

Early Mountain Vineyard is more than a winery, it’s a wine destination! Not only do they serve tastings of their own delicious blends, but they also feature the best of other Virginia vineyards. It’s one of the most impressive looking vineyards in the commonwealth among the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley.

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