Front Royal is the northern region of the Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Within an hour of Washington, D.C., this is the place to enjoy the crown jewels of outdoor recreation.
Before you visit Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, find time to enjoy Shenandoah River State Park and the George Washington National Forest, where visitors can backcountry hike, mountain bike, paddle or ride a zip line in a variety of settings.
Find biking routes, or explore the river and find boat landings, canoeing and kayaking, and tubing. Known as the Canoe Capital of Virginia, Front Royal Canoe Company, Adventure Enablers, and River and Peak Outfitter will take you on your Shenandoah River Trip along the legendary river. Front Royal is also a beautiful place for golf, horseback riding, scenic airplane and balloon rides. Don’t miss the delicious treats from the Apple House Restaurant and Gift Shop, famous for local products and apple fritters!
Just a stone’s throw from our Nation’s capital but miles from the hustle and bustle, free parking is available at the Gazebo when you visit our Historic Downtown area, within walking distance of restaurants, art galleries and unique shopping. Start your visit at the Visitor Center on Main Street and get your Walking Tour brochure. Check for events at the Gazebo Gatherings during the summer. In Front Royal you can unwind, reconnect and rediscover!