The Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel is part of a greenway system connecting three counties — Nelson, Augusta and Albemarle. Hikers, bikers, railroad enthusiasts, and history buffs will be amazed at the trail through the restored tunnel. Visitors can jog, walk, or bike while admiring the raw, exposed rock, brick walls and ceiling. The walking/biking trip through the tunnel is about a mile long. There’s another surprising twist to this attraction- those who enter must bring flashlights and headlamps. Be brave – the tunnel isn’t lit! After your trip through the tunnel, you can enjoy plenty of activities and interesting places to visit on both sides of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Once your eyes re-adjust to the light, head to downtown Waynesboro for one of three self-guided walking tours: the Tree Street Tour, the downtown historical tour, and a tour of the murals of Waynesboro. History buffs and art enthusiasts alike can pick up a card at the Waynesboro Department of Tourism on 301 West Main Street to pick up a rack card and more information to observe the landmarks and attractions of Waynesboro.