Middletown Walking Tour

Join Ranger Shannon Moeck on this 90 minute walking tour of historic Middletown. Through the war years, Middletown found itself caught between the lines of opposing armies. The town’s population of approximately 440 residents, including a small free black population of 19, experienced much of the war as a border community. This tour will discuss firsthand accounts of the residents who were greatly impacted by the seemingly endless conflict.

Meet at the corner of 1st and Main Streets in Middletown, VA 22645.

Garden Fest

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Assocation’s annual Garden Fest at Belle Grove will be Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free admission and free parking.

It will include:

MASTER GARDENER Plant Sale
Hands-On Workshops,
Garden and Specialty Vendors,
Children’s Activities,
Second Hand Rose Rummage Sale,
Birdhouse Contest
Garden Tool Sharpening,
Touring of the Historic Belle Grove Manor House 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 for those 12 and older, 11 and younger free of charge)
Raffles, Food, And More . . .

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Twilight Hike

While Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park was specifically established in 2002 to preserve and interpret the area’s cultural history, the Shenandoah Valley is rich in natural features, wildlife, and vegetation, including wildflowers.These twilight hikes, offered on May 25th (6:30 p.m.) and September 28th (5:00 p.m.) will not only explore the natural side of the park, but also discuss and practice the basics of hiking and backpacking, along with the equipment usage techniques of these hobbies.

Both programs will be led by Ranger Rick Ashbacker and begin at the Claven Lane parking area (2262 Claven Lane, Middletown, Virginia), the back entrance to the park’s “Morning Attack Trails” trails system, which includes the 8th Vermont monument. Each walk will last approximately 90 minutes, over moderate terrain. Proper walking shoes and water are recommended.