Town of Elkton
Named for the Elk Run stream that runs through the Town, Elkton sits directly between both Shenandoah National Park and Massanutten Mountain, home to Massanutten Resort. Along with the natural beauty, the Town is also rich in historic appeal with many of its buildings dating before the Civil War. Conrad’s Store and the Jennings House were leveraged during the war as a post office and a hospital for the Confederate army.
However today, the Town is better known for their convenient access to some of Rockingham County’s greatest natural assets. Stunning mountain views, access to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, and mile after mile of pristine forests in solitude are just some of the reasons mountain bikers and hikers love the quaint community nestled up next to the Shenandoah National Park. Visit the Town of Elkton website by clicking here.
Beyond the access to nature, the Town of Elkton also features some great urban amenities, such as:
· McGuire’s Country Store – a charming destination for country-chic furnishings and antiques
· SoLace Studios – a working studio offering a unique mix of local artisan handcrafts, apparel, gifts and artwork
· Blue Elk Coffee Company – a local coffee roaster in the center of downtown that hosts local Saturday morning music gatherings.
· The Copper Patina – a studio of copper artist Bob Swartz offering copper, silver and metal creations
· The small town of about 2800 residents also boasts some of the areas most popular seasonal events including EPICfest, Elkton Field Day, Elkton Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival, Downtown Storefront decorating contests, and the Annual Christmas Parade.
· Tuesday Night Bluegrass – local and regional musicians take the Community Center stage every week