- It is located near Shenandoah National Park, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the Shenandoah River "Andy Guest" State Park and Sky Meadows State Park. Nearby is Great North Mountain at 2,833 feet, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns and some of Virginia's award-winning wineries. The Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center is home of a Patsy Cline display and offers an 18 minute video of area highlights and provides maps, merchandise, dining, lodging and Civil War trails information.
Recreation - Sky Meadows State Park offers camping and trail access to the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah River State Park is new park with hiking trails and canoeing facilities being built. Shenandoah National Park is world famous for its scenic value.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.
Winchester is located in the northwest corner of Virginia off Interstate 81, U.S. 17 and U.S. 522.