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Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving, Biking
Traveler Description: Cost of entry onto Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park is $15.  The ticket is good for 7 days.  Visitors Centers offer ranger talks.  Northern... more »
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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This drive is Heavenly! The colors were beautiful and the scenery enchanting! This is among my Happiest places on earth!

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenic parkway, nature at her finest, a must see drive there are stops along the way where you can eat and stretch your legs and even gas available at one stop(not even outrageously priced). This is a limited access parkway. To do the whole skyway at one time will take you about 4/5 hours if you don't stop, but... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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128 reviews 128 reviews
85 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We entered Skyline Drive just south of Front Royal, VA. The Ranger at the gates warned us to drive carefully in the higher elevations due to the fog that day. I have to admit that no matter what the weather conditions, this is a beautiful drive through the National Park. Many were there to hike, camp, take photos or to... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

What a great day - we wish we had more time to enjoy the trails and stop at every viewing point. We left Washington DC and within an hour and a half had entered the Skyline north entrance at Front Royal and were in another world. Driving at only 25 mph was relaxing, the road quality and marking was excellent... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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258 reviews 258 reviews
187 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The past weekend was the peak of fall color with the views from Skyline Drive's many lookouts providing a patchwork quilt of auburn, gold and crimson. Skyline Drive is a narrow winding mountain road with a 35 mile per hour speed limit so arrive early in the day to avoid traffic tie ups and overcrowded overlooks. The 105 mile drive... More

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brownstown mi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I went to this park as a young boy, probaly ten or so, it has not changed at all. I am now 54 and it is just as serene as it ever was. The same hand built rock walls and pull off areas. The same trails and visitor centers. You don't find things that stay the same very often but... More

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Austin, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
54 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is an exception drive in the beautiful state of Virginia. It is part of Shenandoah National park so there are a variety of hiking paths and camping sites. The hiking paths can be as easy/short or as hard/and long as you wish. The drive is completely worth it and can take as long as 4 hours to complete. The... More

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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous time! The Fall foilage; rustic cabins and natural beauty of it all was refreshing! Though there were numerous sightings of bear via other campers; hikers and the log book, our group didn't encounter any. Who says martini's aren't for campers????

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Midwest
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I guess we are jaded by having seen so many magnificent national parks...but we were a bit uninspired by Shenandoah & the Skyline Drive. My wife and I visited in peak leaf viewing season. Though there were many yellows & golds, there were virtually no fiery red Maples to be found. The drive itself was quite crowded, which meant following... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What's not to like here - nothing from my perspective. This 105 mile road within Shenandoah National Park is natural woodsy area up in the mountains. It's great to just drive along & gaze at the views. Those who are more adventurous can park at selected spots & hike into the woods. There are also many overlook areas to pull... More

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