Discover the Vibrant Shenandoah Valley Family Lifestyle

Whether you’re a vacationer, day tripper, new resident, or a long-time local, the Trail will lead you to a well-balanced way of life as well as lasting family memories. 

Childhood adventure develops able adults. It promotes independent thinking, resiliency and social skills. And families who embrace adventure build memories that become part of their heritage. If you’re looking for a family adventure that embraces the outdoors, history, culture and unique dining experiences, look no further than the VA Kids Trail.

Living a Well Balanced Lifestyle

Agriculture isn’t just the heart of the Valley, it’s the hub of robust living.  Learn more about locally sourced food with visits to farms, community stores, farmers markets, “real food” restaurants, and festivals like Blue Ridge Sprouts. But good eating isn’t the only key to a quality family life. On the Kids Trail, you’ll also find outdoor adventure, creative outlets, and rich history. These family-friendly activities emphasize togetherness, educational playtime, and just plain fun!

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Blue Ridge Sprouts – VA Kids Trail’s Celebration of Community

Blue Ridge Sprouts was Root to Table’s first festival to celebrate our culinary community! Festival goers enjoyed delicious fare and fun filled contests while learning new culinary and gardening skills. Tenth generation West Oaks Farm Market played host to hundreds of locals and Valley visitors. And a teenage chef, with a little help from a seasoned pro, took the title of “Sprout to Finish Cheftarian.”

“It’s hard to know what’s in your community until you attend an event like this.”


Ready to put down the phone and get outdoors? Want to create a cultural experience for your kids? How about sharing the area’s rich history? Or would your family like to learn more about locally sourced food from Virginia’s “breadbasket”? Build your intergenerational travel experience around our themes of Action, Creativity, Heritage and Wellness and match your child’s personality to our Trail Guides.

Top Spots on the Kids Trail

Here are some of our favorite places and activities on the Virginia Kids Trail. Be sure to include them in your family travels. These spots offer the best in kid-friendly fun!