The Trails at the MSV
A free-admission art park on 90 acres, The Trails at the MSV features outdoor art installations and miles of trails for walking, running, and bicycling through fields, woods, and wetlands. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Trails.
The park may be accessed through pedestrian entrances on Amherst Street and Jefferson Street and parking is available at the MSV entrance and the main visitor parking lot, where you may park and enter the Trails network. The park features 2 miles of paved, ADA-accessible trails and about a mile of turf and mulch rustic trails (not ADA accessible).
Along with encountering art installations, visitors to The Trails at the MSV will find engaging landscape features including a standing stone circle; a fieldstone ha-ha (sunken stone fence); a grouping of 10 hills or “picnic mounds” ranging in height from 10 to 15 feet; an allée with 46 newly planted oak and hickory trees; and, near a renovated 1950s-era silo, a garden planted with ornamental grasses and featuring a retired tractor that was used on the MSV farm ever since the 1970s.
Operated and maintained by the MSV, the Trails at the MSV offers new experiences throughout the year. Visit to see seasonal changes in the landscape and experience new art installations as they are installed. Share your trails pictures with us #TheMSV.
A free-admission art park, The Trails at the MSV is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk daily. The Trails are open year-round.
There are no restrooms in the park. Trails visitors may use the restrooms in the MSV galleries building 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday (closed Monday). From January–March the galleries building is open from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday (closed Monday).
Water and a variety of snacks are available for purchase in the Museum Store. MSV admission is not required to use the first floor restrooms or visit the Museum Store.
The Trails at the MSV is a 90-acre art park on the grounds of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Privately operated and maintained, The Trails at the MSV connects to the city of Winchester’s Green Circle Trail on Amherst Street. Parking is available at the Trailhead near the MSV entrance and in the main parking lot. The trails network may be accessed by pedestrian entrances on Amherst and Jefferson Streets and off the MSV main parking lot. See The Trails at the MSV map for details on paved and rustic trails, art installations, and trail lengths.
A free admission-art park, The Trails at the MSV is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.
Do you have a question about The Trails that isn’t answered here? We’d love to hear from you at visit@theMSV.org.