Warren County is where the Piedmont meets the Shenandoah Valley and the forks of the Shenandoah rivers converge. It is the gateway to Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park. Front Royal, the county seat, is a key stopping point on the Appalachian Trail. There are many outfitters in the area for hiking, camping, or river rafting. It is also home to the Smithsonian Institute’s Conservation Biology Institute. Rich in history and rich in scenery, Warren County also includes the towns and villages of Browntown, Bentonville, Middleton, and Riverton. An easy drive on I-66 from the DC metro area, Warren County is an ideal country escape.