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Skyline Drive

Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Day Trip to Shenandoah National Park
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Biking
Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Biking
Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
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Portland, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very pretty drive along the mountains. It did start to seem a little the same after a while. There were a lot of hiking trails we would have liked to try, but it was a little cold when we were there.

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Winterport, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Park was not far from where we were staying. We visited parts of two days. The drive was quite scenic. Saw lots of deer. With no leaves on the trees the views were continual. Does not compare to the coast of Maine or the Sothwest.

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

beautiful scenery, would like to see it in the fall or spring. great alternative to highway driving nothing negative to say

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The view is amazing, driving through the area is just breath taking. All of the people we met up there were so nice and polite. I can not wait to go back, we stayed at the nicest hotel on sky line drive. No tvs, just radio and it only had a few channels. Very romantic place, the food there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is now the third time we've been through the Skyline Drive, having now seen it during 3 seasons. Winter rates are now $10 per car, good for 7 days. Enjoy the views over the Shenandoah River, and if you do not wish to drive the entire length of the park, there are 3 places to leave the Skyline Drive,... More 

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

When planning a trip to Skyline Drive make sure you are committing significant time to enjoy the drive and make frequent stops to enjoy the scenery. There are a number of quaint stores and food service areas to enjoy. There are also simple rustic motels to stay at....We decided to hike to a waterfall which was a long hike but... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First visited Shenandoah in July and it was absolutely stunning. I've visited many parks but there was something especially breathtaking about the scenery. You can start Skyline Drive at the north entrance at Front Royal or at the three other entrances going south. No matter where you start you are bound to see some amazing views (and possible wild life).... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There was only 11 miles open on the day that we went due to a fresh snow fall. We decided that it was worth it! It was trully a winter wonderland. We went for a hike to Stony Man Point. The views took my breath away! It wasn't too crowded. We ate at a lodge, I forget the name. Food... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very pretty in snow. Rooms comfortable. This is a rustic resort, but staff is very attentive. Awesome TG dinner at the Skyland Lodge.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lovely drive. Long and windy. Went over thanksgiving weekend and there was plenty deer and snow capped peaks and valleys in the vista. Make sure to allow enough time for stops and the overall drive which can take quite some time. We were there in the late afternoon and it got close to sunset. We didn't want to be on... More 

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