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“Fall Color to Die For....” 4 of 5 stars
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Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park, VA
540-999-3500
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Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
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“Fall Color to Die For....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

but make sure you have a map of the trail you plan to hike. For my first Autumn back in the US in 4 years, I decided a drive down Skyline Drive was just what the doctor ordered. It had rained the day before so when I entered the park there was a low level fog that made for an eerie drive. But as I moved along, the fog started to clear and the color was just awe inspiring. I had heard about a great hike on the Rose River Trail and all the waterfalls along it. I found one end of the trail head and started along, but I must have missed a turn. I ended up at a lovely waterfall (later found out it was the Dark Hallow Falls) and took the trail from there. I ended up a mile from my car. So if you decide to go for a hike make sure you know EXACTLY where you are suppose to go. Otherwise it was a great morning in a beautiful place....

Visited October 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews
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“Beautiful Virginia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This drive is one of the most beautiful on the eastern Seaboard. Breath taking views and worth going in every season.

Visited September 2012
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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“Majesty of Nature Twelve Months a Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

One hundred five miles of natural beauty. Skyline Drive is located in the Shenandoah National Park. It begins at the northern park entrance at Front Royal Virgina and extends south to near Waynesboro, Va and the start of Blue Ridge Parkway. Along the east and west side of the drive are numerous overlooks providing vista of the mountains, valleys, rivers and communities of the Blue Ridge. The park is teaming with wildlife; it is not unusual to see hawks, owls, bear and deer in the course of a drive. It can be awe inspiring at anytime of year, but the fall colors are beautiful beyond words. In addition to the scenic drive there are several formal campsites, the Big Meadows nature Center and Museum and thousands of hiking trails. Vehicle access to the park ranges from $10 to $15US.

Visited October 2012
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North Garden, Virginia
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“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We love the blue ridge parkway, but every so often we venture up the Skyline Drive. Lots of great hikes, resort areas, and beautiful scenery! You can't beat a day driving in this unique location.

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Beautiful !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We visit almost every year during summer and fall. Great drive with spectacular views. Many of the look out points have beautiful views. There are many hiking trails as well. Highly recommended !

Visited September 2012
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