This is a gorgeous park with an easily accessible main two-lane road. This park meets up with the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south. Bring your camera, and lots of film or flash memory, and the batteries! You can only go about 35 MPH, so be ready to take your time. Deep sweeping views of the landscape from either side of the ridge will impress all but the most jaded of travelers. Remember, these are VERYOLD mountains (not like the Rockies or Himalayas), and they are soft, rounded, and only go up about 3000 feet from the valley floor. Enjoy the rhododendron and small but fierce bears!over 5 years ago
Skyline Drive aka: Sky Line DriveShenandoah National Park and the most popular places are White Oak Canyon Falls, Blackrock Gap Ruins, and Bearfence Mountain. Skyline Drive is featured on the lists Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up and Everybody Hates a Tourist: Virginia.
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|B||Bearfence Mountain, Blackrock Gap Ruins|
|L||Lewis Falls, Loft Mountain|
|W||White Oak Canyon Falls|
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What a magical place… The beauty is surreal. There are designated places to park along the route, and a map of hikes (several of them leading to waterfalls)can be purchased at the entrance of the park. Definately worth visiting – make sure you bring your hiking gear!over 5 years ago
I love VA. by Jamie
This is perhaps the most beautiful place I have ever, ever visited. Ever. I remember going when I was very young and seeing my first mountains here (I’m a native Floridian). We’ve gone back several times and it’s still got such a wonderful, familiar feel to it. I feel at home there even though I’ve only been there maybe three times.
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