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Tracey W. Gardner
Madison County
Chamber of Commerce
110 N Main Street
Madison, VA 22727
(540) 948-4455 

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Shenandoah National Park




Outdoor Activities

Madison is blessed with beautiful mountains and foothills with a wide variety of outdoor activities from trout fishing, horseback riding, to hunting, backpacking, and birding. The Shenandoah National Park is the jewel that crowns the Blue Ridge Mountains and can be explored on foot and by car. Many Bed and Breakfast establishments as well as other businesses cater to visitors interested in sampling outdoor pleasures.


Apple Picking

Make it a family tradition. Graves Mountain Farm: Pick-Your-Own Apple orchard available in the fall open for weekend only picking. 9am-4pm. With over 27 different varieties of apples you are sure to find a variety to tickle your taste buds. (Bags, baskets and/or boxes are provided.) (540) 923-4231, FAX (540) 923-4312, Rt. 670 Syria, VA 22743-9999


Shenandoah National Park: (540) 999-3500 

Graves' Mountain Lodge:  Rt. 670 Syria, VA 22743-9999 (540) 923-4231, FAX (540) 923-4312 

Shenandoah Hills Campground: 110 Campground Lane, Madison, VA 22727, (540) 948-4186, reservations: 1-800-321-4186

Madison County Parks and Recreation Department: PO Box 435, 1110 Fairgrounds Rd., Madison, VA, (540)948-6887 Hours M, W, F 8:30am - 4:30pm

Camp Varsity: 1344 Beamers Head Rd, Madison, VA (540) 923-4922 

Camp Shenandoah Springs: 740 Stage Coach Lane, Madison, VA  (540) 923-4300 


Graves Mountain Lodge - Friday and Saturday evenings: Join us for a moonlight hayride. Hayride features tall-tales by the riverside bonfire, roasted marshmallows and the occasional wildlife sighting. 8pm, advance tickets $5 pp - pick up in GML main office. "Hee-Haw" enjoy the simple pleasures. 540-923-4231


Horseback Riding and Stables

Graves MountainStables (540) 923-5130 or


Shenandoah National Park: (540) 999-3500

Old Rag Mountain:

White Oak Canyon and Falls:

Hoover Camp:


Guided Hikes

Blue Ridge Hiking Adventures: 


Walking Tours

Walking Tour of Madison: Main Street Guide

Driving Tours

Route 231 – (US Top 10 Scenic By-Way):

Skyline Drive (Shenandoah National Park):

Civil War Trails: 1-888-CIVIL WAR



Graves’ Mountain Lodge Trout Pond: (540) 923-4231

Rose River, Rose River Farm: 3099 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike (rt.670) Syria, Virginia 22743 703-209-2832

Conway River:

Robinson River:

Rapidan River:

In addition, the Madison Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center offers a wide variety of brochures and maps to help plan outdoor activities. Call (540) 948-4455, write to P.O. Box 373, Madison, VA 22727 or e-mail