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Skyline Drive

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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length...
105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
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Absolutely beaufiful. Roads are all well maintained. Signage is all clear and informative. Multiple overlooks with breathtaking views. I will have to return in the fall and winter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beaufiful. Roads are all well maintained. Signage is all clear and informative. Multiple overlooks with breathtaking views. I will have to return in the fall and winter for the colors and sparkle.

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Shenandoah National park is so beautiful. Skyline drive is a fantastic and beautiful drive overlooking the mountains in Virginia. Plenty of overlooks for scenery, lovely lodges at Big Meadows and Skyline lodge farther up the parkway. Good food and plenty of trails and scenery as well.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

the hikes and scenery was great with beautiful views. Good trails for walking and very challenging on some.

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Harrisburg, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

1. There are only a few places to get on and off the 100+ mile drive. They are well marked via road signs. 2. When researching hikes online, directions are all provided via mile marker. Miles are marked north to south. The speed limit is 35 so plan on it taking longer than expected to get to the hikes. 3.... More 

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Brewster, MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a National Park so those over 62 can buy a lifetime National Parks pass for only $10. Otherwise, I think it was around $20 for a one day visit per car. Most people visit in the fall but we are from New England and see beautiful foliage every year. At this time of year on Skyline Drive, there... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Keep your eyes open for black bears along the trails and road. Awesome views at every turn, and quick access to the Appalachian trail.

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Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive along Skyline drive. There is plenty of beautiful trees, and mountainous terrain to explore. There are many hiking trails of various levels of difficulty. Some of the wildlife you might encounter include: plentiful deer, birds, chipmunks, squirrels, wild turkey, and black bears.

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Wayzata
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

If I was in the area I would definitely make the effort to travel the some, if not all, of the105 mile length of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah NP. It's about 25-35 mph with plenty of turnouts. In addition to the great views there is food, lodging, camping, hiking, gas and several lodges with dining rooms and bars. Great views... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, this is a must. Great trails, fantastic views and wonderful family fun. Bring snacks, do a little camping and enjoy some of the best parts of Shenandoah National Park.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Gorgeous, relaxing, scenic drive! Many pull-overs for enjoying the views. Thee are visitor centers along the way with gift shops, programs and films. You can take advantage of the hiking trails to enjoy the view of waterfalls, foliage, animals, rivers, rocks, etc. There are also beautiful campgrounds along The Drive, to accommodate RVs, tents, or cabin rentals. Hats off to... More 

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