If the approaching arrival of Earth Day has you excited to show how much you love planet Earth and the environment, consider heading to Front Royal for the weekend. It’s the perfect place to celebrate! You can attend the large celebration planned in Front Royal’s downtown area, where you’ll find lots of other lovers of the planet and the outdoors. Before or after the event, plan your own adventure out there in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. It’s one of Mother Nature’s favorite playgrounds, and there’s no better way to continue the celebration than by immersing yourself in the wonders of our planet. With a range of outdoor activities available in the Front Royal area, it’s your choice among a wide variety of activities including fishing, hiking, canoeing, rock-climbing, mountain biking, birdwatching, and more. There are so many fantastic adventures awaiting that will delight a wide range of interests and ability levels. So head out to Front Royal and make this year’s Earth Day memorable.
Front Royal’s Earth Day Celebration
The Front Royal community has received so much from the natural wonders all around, and the town will be turning out April 23rd to show its appreciation! Meet at the Gazebo and you can enjoy live music with delicious food available. Free activities will make it fun for the whole family, and you’ll have a chance to connect with other outdoors enthusiasts, as well as conservation groups from around the area. It’ll be a great chance to meet others who are passionate about enjoying the outdoors in the same way that you are, or to explore trying out a new outdoor activity. There will also be a chance to learn about solar-powered and electric vehicles. The celebration ends with an Arbor Day tree planting at 3:30. Then it’s up to you to decide: will you head out in search of adventure, or relax and enjoy Front Royal’s fantastic dining options while you plan an adventure for the following day?
Getting Outdoors for Earth Day
To make a weekend of your Front Royal Earth Day celebration, why not attend the celebration on Saturday, and plan a day of outdoor adventure on Friday, Sunday, or both! There’s no better way to celebrate our beautiful planet earth than by getting outdoors and exploring it. With so much to do and see, there’s truly something for everyone around Front Royal.
Families with older children will enjoy a day of canoeing or kayaking on the Shenandoah River or a hike in Shenandoah National Park. Another great option for families is a visit to Skyline Caverns (followed by a visit to local favorite Spelunker’s for cavern burgers and frozen custard). With the Appalachian Trail nearby as well as Shenandoah National Park, the Front Royal area has long been a favorite of backpackers and hikers, and local rock-climbing opportunities for various skill levels make Front Royal a great place check out or continue pursuing this incredible outdoor sport.
Adventure Enablers is hosting their annual Shenandoah Epic. This event is where racers will have 24 hours to cover up to 100 miles via kayak/canoe, foot, and mountain bike over rugged and beautiful terrain, picking up checkpoints along the way in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley! What an adventure! Though it sold out, you can trek out to see the racers off and learn about it so you can enter next year!
With birdwatching, fishing, and biking available too, there’s such a wide range of activities to choose from you’re sure to find something you love doing in Front Royal! For a more simple and relaxed outing, why not pack or purchase a picnic and head to one of the scenic overlooks in Shenandoah National Park, or the riverside picnic area in Shenandoah River State Park?
Earth Day Lodging
If you’re celebrating Earth Day by spending a weekend in Front Royal, you’ll need somewhere to stay. If you want to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, camping is a great idea, and there are many fantastic camping spots around Front Royal. For those looking for a more comfortable stay, a variety of cozy cabins are available in the area. For a truly memorable experience, consider booking the historic John Pope Cabin in Browntown. Or plan a stay at Mountain Home for beautiful Bed and Breakfast accommodations with hosts who love the outdoors as much as you do. See here to discover more of Front Royal’s fantastic lodging options.
Earth Day 2022 will be a day to remember in Front Royal, VA. Come and celebrate with our small town, and treat yourself to doing something you love in the great outdoors while you’re here. It’s a great combination of festivity and adventure.
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