Shenandoah National Park

Luray , Virginia

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Stretching 80 miles along one of the highest sections of the famous Blue Ridge, Shenandoah National Park offers some of the most beautiful scenery east of the Mississippi. The park’s elevation varies from 600 feet at the northern end to 4,050 feet at Hawksbill in the south. The main feature of the park is the Skyline Drive, which hugs the crest of the ridge. To the west are views of the rolling Shenandoah Valley, while to the east are panoramas of fertile farmland far below the crest. The park is long and fairly narrow. Once you leave the crest, it becomes heavily wooded with a great variety of tree species and the wildflowers abundant practically all year, especially from spring through fall. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.
Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

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Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

by Larry H. Ludmer (Hunter Publishing)

Stretching 80 miles along one of the highest sections of the famous Blue Ridge, Shenandoah National Park offers some of the most beautiful scenery east of the Mississippi. The park’s elevation varies from 600 feet at the northern end to 4,050 feet at Hawksbill in the south. The main feature of the park is the Skyline Drive, which hugs the crest of the ridge. To the west are views of the rolling Shenandoah Valley, while to the east are panoramas of fertile farmland far below the crest.

The park is long and fairly narrow. Once you leave the crest, it becomes heavily wooded with a great variety of tree species and the wildflowers abundant practically all year, especially from spring through fall. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.

©  Larry H. Ludmer/Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Luray
Season: Year-round, best November through March
Local Contacts: Contact information for the park, accommodations, and dining are included in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Shenandoah National Park

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