Escape to the Capon Valley

Escape to the Capon Valley: A Vacationer’s Guide to Lost River and Wardensville

The Capon Valley of West Virginia is a beautiful region located in the state’s eastern panhandle. It is home to several charming towns and outdoor recreation opportunities, making it the perfect destination for nature-loving travelers. Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors or indulge in some indoor activities, there’s something for everyone in the Capon Valley, including the towns of Lost River and Wardensville. Here are some of the best activities to enjoy during your stay:

Outdoor Activities:

  1. Hiking – The Capon Valley is surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests, making it the perfect destination for hikers of all skill levels. Some popular hiking trails in the area include Trout Pond Trail, Big Schloss Trail, and the trails at Lost River State Park.
  2. Fishing – The Capon River is a popular fishing spot for locals and visitors alike. You can also find fishing opportunities at Trout Pond, Warden Lake, and the nearby Shenandoah River.
  3. Canoeing and Kayaking – The Shenandoah River offers excellent opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. You can rent equipment or book guided tours through local outfitters such as Shenandoah River Outfitters and Downriver Canoe Company.
  4. Horseback Riding – Several stables in the area offer guided horseback riding tours through the beautiful countryside.

Indoor Activities:

  1. Art Galleries – Lost River and Wardensville are home to several art galleries featuring the work of local artists. In addition, you can check out the Lost River Artisans Cooperative, Wardensville Garden Market and Gallery, or River House Gallery for unique gifts and artwork.
  2. Shopping – Lost River and Wardensville have several boutiques and shops where you can find antiques, gifts, and local products. Check out Lost River Trading Post or Judy’s Clothing Exchange for unique shopping experiences.
  3. Wine Tasting – The area around Lost River and Wardensville is home to several vineyards and wineries. You can visit the West-Whitehill Winery, Capon Crossing Farm Market and Winery, and the Baker Farm for wine tastings and tours.
  4. Spa Treatments – You can unwind and relax with a variety of spa treatments at places such as Lost River Grill and Motel and Highlawn Inn.

No matter your interests, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay in the Capon Valley. We hope you have a wonderful time exploring all the area has to offer!

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