Local Attractions

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The Shenandoah Valley is full of natural beauty; there is even a Redbud Festival each April in nearby Browntown.

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, Randolph-Macon Academy is surrounded by areas of local and national interest. The following list offers a few examples of areas of interest within an easy drive of the Academy.

Front Royal Shopping & Dining

Downtown Front Royal:  The downtown area of Front Royal has many unique shops to browse through from antiques to jewelry stores and candy shops, as well as a variety of restaurants and bed and breakfasts.  The local movie theater is also located downtown. 

For more information specifically on the town of Front Royal please visit the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce or the Town of Front Royal web site.


Appalachian Trail: Maps are available through the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. 540-242-0965

George Washington National Forest

National VA 4-H Educational Center: 540-635-7171

Raymond R. "Andy" Guest, Jr. Shenandoah River State Park:    8 miles south of Front Royal
Email: shenandoahriver@dcr.state.va.us

Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive:
The park contains more than 500 trails and a 105-mile long road that winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The northern entrance is located within a mile of Front Royal. 1-800-999-4714


Bowling Green Country Club: 540-635-2095

Sly Fox Golf Club: 540-635-7814

Shenandoah Valley Golf Club: 540-635-3588


Belle Boyd Cottage/Ivy Lodge/Warren Heritage Society (Front Royal)

Cedar Creek Battlefield (Middletown, 15 minutes from Front Royal)


Civil War re-enactments are popular in the local area.