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Early Day Activities

From the meadow to the mountain…

Red Wing hosts multiple ways to be active and enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Join your festival family on Saturday (and Sunday) morning and getting moving in the great outdoors! Scroll down to learn about our offerings.

Morning Yoga (Sat & Sun)

Group Bike Rides (Sat only)

Red Wing Fun Runs (Sat only)

Group Hikes (Sat only)

Geology Rocks Walk & Talk (Sat only)

Hoop Dance Workshops (Sat & Sun)

Morning Yoga

Saturday & Sunday at 9am.
Calling all campers! The Center Yoga helps us kick off our festival mornings in the Music Meadow with yoga beneath the towering chimneys. Guess what!? It’s free!
SATURDAY
Hot Fun in the Summertime w/ Alisa Loughlin – Saturday, 9-10 am
Join us for a fun and invigorating all-levels Vinyasa Yoga class and get your festival day started off flowing! Be prepared to move, groove and breathe new life into your celebrations with friends and community. All levels welcome, no experience necessary.  Come with some water, a yoga mat, and a smile.
SUNDAY
Easy Like Sunday Morning w/ Suzanne McCahill Perrine, founder of The Center Yoga – Sunday, 9-10 am
Join Suzanne for a chill Slow Flow Gentle class that focuses on breath, stress reduction and ease. Explore moving your body with ease while enjoying a cleansing and rejuvenating start to your morning. You can expect to finish with a brief meditation to help set the tone for the rest of your day. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat.

Saturday Bike Rides

Saturday beginning at 8am or 8:30am (depending on ride).

Rides are FREE. Pre-registration highly encouraged. 
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

CHOOSE YOUR RIDE

(Click through on the rides below to see the individual maps.)

  • 8:00 AM Intermediate Road Ride (35 miles to base of Reddish Knob): a great Valley ride with beautiful views to the base of Reddish Knob and back.
  • 8:00 AM Intermediate-Advanced Road Ride (40 miles including climb to top of Reddish Knob): SVBC supported ride to the top of Reddish Knob. Perks include a nice spread at the top of the climb and one of the best views in the Shenandoah Valley. Suggested Donation OR Ride Fees collected.
  • 8:30 AM Short Road Ride (10-15 miles): an easy spin around the area starting from the festival grounds.
  • We recommend mountain bikers check out nearby Narrowback Mountain Trail.

Red Wing Fun Runs

Saturday starting at 8am. 

3-mile TRAIL RUN – This run is a 1.5 mile loop around the farm field across the street from Natural Chimneys Park.  VIEW THE ROUTE

6.5-mile ROAD RUN – This run is a gorgeous trek through some of the most beautiful countryside in the Shenandoah Valley.  A way station will be provided halfway through the run.  VIEW THE ROUTE

  • All runs start from the main gate/office of Natural Chimneys Park at 8am.
  • VA Momentum will provide leaders/followers for each run.
  • Signups & waiver forms required prior to start of the Red Wing Fun Runs.
  • FREE. No pre-registration required.

 

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Hikers Delight Trail Challenge

Saturday beginning at 8am.

Join Friends of Shenandoah Mountain and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club – Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter for a choice of three invigorating and scenic hikes on Shenandoah Mountain. Meet at the front gate on Saturday morning to follow in your own vehicle or arrange a ride with another hiker. Bring water, a snack, appropriate clothing and shoes, rain gear and any personal items or first aid you might need. 

Grooms Ridge Trail – 3.4 miles (challenging) – Meet 8am.
This is a tough but rewarding climb to a scenic point on Grooms Ridge Trail in the heart of the proposed Little River Wilderness (now making its way through Congress!). The trail climbs 1200′ in 1.7 miles to a panoramic overlook. The hike takes 1.5 hours to the top and another 1 hour to return with a 20-minute rest at the top. We will arrive back at Natural Chimneys Park by approximately 12:30PM. See the following link for more information:  https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/grooms-ridge-hike.html

Trimble Mountain Trail – 4 miles (moderate) – Meet at 8am.
This is a 4-mile loop trail that begins across the road from Todd Lake.  We will climb about 1,000’ in 2 miles reaching the first Trimble Mountain peak and then continue on to the second peak before descending to the starting point.  This hike is not too steep, but it will get your blood flowing.  We will hike through mature forest, cross a couple of small streams, and pass by a salamander pond.  The hike takes about 3 hours including a 20-minute break for water and a snack.  We should be back at Natural Chimneys by noon.

Geology Rocks Walk & Talk

Saturday 11am. Meet in the Music Meadow near the cave.

Why do the Natural Chimneys exist? Join local geology professor Callan Bentley for a deep time exploration of the past 500 million years of Augusta County history. Together, we will ‘read the rocks’ and translate the four chapters of Natural Chimneys’ biography.

Appropriate for interested adults and teens. For interested kids, don’t miss the Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils interactive presentation at The Kinfolk Stage on Saturday at 3pm.

Hoop Dance Workshops

Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am

Excited about sharing the joy and love for hula hoops, Cori will present workshops on beginner and intermediate hoop dance. From waist hooping to off-body hooping and so much more. Bring good vibes and plan to have fun! Hula hoops will be around for you to use all weekend, so feel free to stop by even if you miss the workshops! Find us on the Music Meadow.