Sky Meadow State Park, Delaplane
Hiking and horseback trail rides on the Appalachian Trail.
Sky Meadow State Park is located off Route 17, ½mile south of Paris. Saturday's & Sunday's at 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00pm. Tour the Historic Mount Bleak House which serves as the visitors center of Sky Meadows state park. (540)592-3556. 5 minutes south of Paris.
Blandy Farm State Arboretum, Boyce
Blandy Farm is a 700-acres University of Virginia research facility and home of the State Experimental Farm, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The collections include more than half the world's pine species, the Virginia Native Plant Trail, the Boxwood Memorial Garden, a spectacular grove of more than 300 gingko trees, an herb garden featuring culinary/medicinal & ornamental herbs and so much more. Open year round dawn until dusk. 10 minutes west of Paris.
Crystal Caverns, Strasburg, VA (540)465-8660. 30 minutes west of Paris.
Endless Caverns, New Market, VA (540) 896-2283. 45 minutes southwest of Paris.
Skyline Caverns, Front Royal, VA (800) 296-4545. 35 minutes southwest of Paris.
Luray Caverns, Luray, VA (800). 45 minutes southwest of Paris.