After a day picking apples, pack a picnic lunch for the park, relax at one of our swimming pools, ride a paddle boat, or try hiking, fishing, or horseback riding.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is Winchester’s signature event! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people join together to celebrate the arrival of the apple blossoms and adorn the city in pink and green. Since its beginnings in 1924, the festival has grown over the years to a ten-day celebration with over 30 events, including two huge parades, a carnival, dances, concerts, a 10K race, wine festival, golf tournament, and so much more!
What is geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity that uses GPS devices to locate hidden containers. Some caches even require the geocacher to solve puzzles. Geocaching is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, families, clubs or groups. The first geocache was hidden in 2000, in the state of Oregon. The game became increasingly popular after the improved accuracy of GPS technology. Now there are millions of geocaches hidden all over the world! Visit www.geocaching.com to learn more about geocaching.
Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Geo-Trail Comprised of 20 notable Civil War sites that are part of the Virginia Civil War Trails program, this geo-trail is educational and fun for both young and old.
The first 40 cachers that find 10 of the 20 sites will be awarded a special Civil War themed prize bag from the trail sponsor, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
A Historical Geocaching Tour of Winchester This multi-stage, puzzle geocache leads participants on a nifty tour of our historic city. The first 100 participants that complete the puzzles and find the cache will receive a special collectible path tag! (Limit one tag per group) Start your caching adventure by clicking on the link below.