Scenic Driving Virginia Guide Book

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Virginia  by Bruce Sloane

188pp/maps/photos(color&BW)
ISBN: 1560447311

This book is your personal guide to the Old Dominion's rolling mountains, historical villages, and wild seashore. Along the way, you will travel from Chincoteague to the Cumberland Gap and will find the world famous Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. Descriptions, maps, photos, suggested seasons for each route, places to camp, and points of interest are all listed in this indispensable mile-by-mile highway companion.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 22.
... Preview: Starting in southwest Virginia in Abingdon, site of the Barter Theater, the 75-mile drive heads into the Blue Ridge highlands. The drive combines visits to Virginia’s coal country and Big Stone Gap, i ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Abingdon, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 75
... Preview: The northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is a paved, two-lane, mountain drive along the ridgetops of the Southern Appalachians from near Charlottesville to Roanoke. The 121-mile driv ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Rockfish Gap, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 121
... Preview: This 97-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a two-lane road along the edge of the Blue Ridge plateau with alternating views of mountains, the Piedmont, forests, and nearby farms. Many restoratio ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 97
... Preview: This is a 60-mile, pristine drive through woods and mountains with few towns or distractions along the way, giving a taste of rural Virginia as much of the state must have looked years ago. The drive ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Rosedale, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: This 70-mile drive, almost entirely within Jefferson National Forest, follows twisty Craig Creek surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains. It then climbs into the mountains and traverses an unsp ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Buchanan, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: Burke’s Garden is a 10-mile-long valley entirely surrounded by mountains. The valley consists of fertile, rolling farmland, pastures, and woods. This unstructured 40-mile drive allows you to explore t ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Tazewell, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 23-mile, open-water drive across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. This highway complex traverses trestles, causeways, bridges, manmade islands, and tunnels to connect ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Virginia Beach, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Colonial Parkway connects the two sections of Colonial National Historical Park: Jamestown, in 1609 the first English settlement in America; and Yorktown, a colonial town and scene of the last skirmis ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Jamestown, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: This 100-mile drive follows the Wilderness Trail hacked out by Daniel Boone in 1775 through southwest Virginia to the narrow mountain pass at Cumberland Gap where Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky con ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Bristol, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 100
... Preview: The Eastern Shore of Virginia is the sandy peninsula between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a unique blend of land, marsh, and water, known for beaches, historic villages, NASA rockets, ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Chincoteague, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 90
... Preview: This is a 40-mile, historical drive through four major battlefields of the Civil War preserved in the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The drive covers the Fredericksburg Battle ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Fredericksburg, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: This 25-mile national parkway follows the shoreline of the Potomac River upstream from Mount Vernon, through historic Alexandria, past the skyline of Washington, D.C., with dramatic views of many monu ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
, DC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: This is a mountain drive west of Lexington with a variety of scenic and historic sites. It passes the Virginia Horse Center, and goes by the steep cliffs and rushing streams of Goshen Pass in Jefferso ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Lexington, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 65
... Preview: Lee’s Retreat is a 50-mile, historical drive that traces the closing days of the Civil War as Union General Ulysses S. Grant relentlessly pursued Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Lee’s surrender a ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Petersburg, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: This 50-mile loop drive passes through the hilly hunt country west and north of Leesburg in the northern tip of the state. This is a varied area of scenic and historical interest with many large estat ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Leesburg, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: This mountain drive encircles Mount Rogers (elevation 5,729 feet) and Whitetop Mountain (elevation 5,570 feet), Virginia’s highest peaks. It passes from lush, wooded mountain streams along the Virgini ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Damascus, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: The Northern Neck is the stretch of land extending east of Fredericksburg between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers. From Fredericksburg this 70-mile drive follows the shoreline of the wide tidewate ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Fredericksburg, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: This 75-mile loop drive through the mountains of southwest Virginia follows the old highway up, down, and around the mountains to West Virginia. From there, you reverse direction and return on a moder ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Wytheville, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 75
... Preview: Beginning at Warrenton, this 55-mile drive takes you past the rolling hills of the Piedmont horse country to imposing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. The drive then win ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Warrenton, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: This 110-mile loop tours much of the northern Shenandoah Valley from the valley floor to the ridgeline of the surrounding mountains. This tour provides you with varied, sweeping views alternately look ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Virginia"
Winchester, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 110