The Virginia Handbook
by Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr. (Hunter Publishing)
Originally named Hell Town for all the wild and uproarious goings-on in the area, Front Royal, set in the magnificent Shenandoah Valley, still attracts thousands of visitors every year. The area’s beauty, combined with local lore and legend, continue to delight those who choose to visit. In addition to the scenic mountains, the valley and the fabled Shenandoah River, there are many local attractions, historic sites, golf courses and outdoor recreational opportunities. These include boating and fishing, hiking the Appalachian Trail and exploring Shenandoah National Park.
Front Royal maintains 10 parks, playgrounds and a youth center as part of its own city park system. Renowned for its hospitality since Colonial days, Front Royal offers a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants. Those who enjoy shopping will find the town much to their liking. There are a large number of antique shops and the newly renovated downtown district is an attraction in its own right. Gift shops and crafts stores offer a variety of selected items, including collectibles, area crafts and local produce, such as Virginia hams, mountain-grown apples and apple products. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.
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