about North, Greene, and Madison

A considerable part of western Madison County is situated within the Shenandoah National Park, which includes noteworthy landmarks such as Hawksbill Mountain, the highest point in both the park and Madison County, and Old Rag Mountain, a popular tourist destination.  The town of Madison, along with six other small villages reside within the county. 

For visitors interested in exploring outdoor adventures, there are a wide range of outside activities, such as civil war trails, camping, horseback riding, fishing, backpacking, and birding.   

Situated within Greene County are the small towns of Standardsville and Ruckersville. Greene County offers one of the few gateways to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah National Park, which is accessible by car and on foot providing visitors, cyclists, and hikers, with incredible views and the natural splendor of the Piedmont.  


If you’re a history buff, you’ll love exploring the historic sites in Standardsville. The town is home to several well-preserved buildings that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Take a stroll through the streets and admire the beautiful architecture or visit the local historical society to learn more about the town’s rich history. 


This hidden gem is a is a great destination for antiquing, with its numerous shops offering unique and rare treasures from times gone by.  But that’s not all Ruckersville has to offer! After a day of hunting for hidden gems, satisfy your hunger at Murphys Bagels, a local favorite or try the Dutch pantry known for its delicious sandwiches. The friendly staff at these two eateries will make you feel right at home, as you indulge in one of their mouthwatering creations. 


With its picturesque countryside, charming small-town atmosphere, there is no shortage of things to do in Madison Virginia. One of the main attractions in Madison Virginia is its wineries. With rolling vineyards and a climate that’s perfect for grape cultivation, the region is home to some wonderful wineries. From family-owned vineyards to larger estates. Craft breweries are another highlight of Madison Virginia. With a growing craft beer scene, beer enthusiasts can enjoy a range of unique and innovative brews. After a day of exploring wineries and breweries, retreat to one of Madison Virginia’s charming bed and breakfasts.