Have you ever wanted to pick your own fruit? Pet a baby goat or ride a llama? Harvest grapes at a vineyard? Tour a working farm? See what hops buds look like as they matures on the vine, and then taste craft beer straight from the tap?
Agritourism is one of the travel industry’s newest buzzwords. It’s a broad term that reflects travel while exploring a wide range of authentic agricultural experiences.
If you’d like to become an agritourist in the legendary agricultural history of the Shenandoah Valley, we encourage you to check out the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. It provides a mobile friendly resource to choose and navigate among a wide variety of activities, from llama trekking to strawberry picking. With its Google map functionality, you can easily plot out the customized adventure of your choice.
The Valley’s scenic roads are dotted with a wide range of on-the-farm experiences. You can pick your own fruit in one of our orchards, stroll through a farmers’ market, savor a wine tasting, tour a working farm, celebrate at a farm festival, or feast on a locally-grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. The new Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail provides an additional way to tap into local flavor.
U-Pick Farms – Making Memories In The Shenandoah Valley
The Shenandoah Valley offers plenty of places to get your fill of fresh goodness. If you’re looking for a really memorable experience, consider a pick-your-own location. By providing your own labor, you get a break on the price and pluck just when the items are ripe! Listed below are several seasonally available items you’ll find on the Fields Of Gold farm trail:
- Blackberries and Raspberries
- Christmas trees and pine garlands
Want to explore more than farms while you’re here? Check out VisitShenandoah.org for all there is to see, where to dine, and where to stay in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States. Your family will love it. Epic Experiences start here.