Only an-hour-and-half from Richmond and two hours from DC, Waynesboro offers some of the best fishing in the Valley. The South River winds its way through the city’s historic downtown, creating a truly unique experience. The fishing location brings anglers from around the country. Nearby accommodations include Heritage Hill Bed & Breakfast and The Iris Inn Bed & Breakfast, both minutes away from the South River which boasts trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout.
Come to town Friday evening so you can get up early Saturday morning to kick off your adventure at South River Fly Shop. If you need to stock up on gear or are interested in heading out with an expert, you’ll want to plan in advance. Book the South River Package with one of the shop’s fly fishing guides in advance! This can be a half or full day experience allowing you to fully take advantage of your time in the South River.
Following a day on the water, take time to explore the City of Waynesboro. Don’t miss the fishing-themed LOVEworks installation, located on the banks of the South River in Constitution Park in the heart of Waynesboro.
Constitution Park, Courtesy City of Waynesboro
Basic City Beer Co., Courtesy City of Waynesboro
Waynesboro also has multiple breweries including Basic City Beer Co., Seven Arrows Brewing, and Stable Craft Brewing. These three destinations are also on the official Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, a series of nearly twenty breweries within an hour of each other.
Waynesboro is known as Shenandoah Valley’s street art destination. If you have extra time, explore more of this small town with an artist’s soul using tips from our More than Mountains, Explore Our Arts and Cultureguide.