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“Beautiful! Especially in the Winter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving, Biking
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Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
Williamsburg, VA
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful! Especially in the Winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A delightful ride through the Shenendoah Valley on the Skyline Drive. Near the top, there were snow flurries, which enhanced the experience. I stopped at almost every overlook and admired the view, even though it was a bit cloudy. What a lovely drive!

Visited February 2013
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Myersville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Any time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Something for anybody-beautiful mountain vistas, history, hikes to breathtaking spots-good exercise and fun watching the critters.

Visited January 2013
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Auburn, Maine
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“I really like this trip / drive / area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is one of my favorite areas to visit when I am in the area. The drive is very scenic, pleasant, slow paced.

I have been lucky enough to catch some small Black Bears in the road, as well as deer. The deer were nipping my tires at the hotel the next morning, which was cool, but I did make sure they didn't make a meal out of them.

There are no less then 25 Scenic turnoffs along the drive, and several other great little hikes.

Skyline drive is a Toll Road, but worth every penny to drive it. The first part is some 100 miles long, and the prettiest and best maintained part. This is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the whole road is some 200 miles +- long.

There isn't much in the way of places to eat and or gas, so MAKE sure you have stuff to eat, and a FULL tank of gas, if you drive Skyline and Blue Ridge Drives in one shot.

Yes, there a (Very) few points to exit, and if you need to, get off when you see one and don't wait until the next one.

Visited June 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Stunning fall color”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I wasn't sure what we'd see, since the fall had been very warm, but the colors from the ridge looked fantastic. I'd love to go Big Meadow Lodge for a sunset dinner.

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love love love -- 365 days a year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I usually only travel Skyline Drive in the summer or fall (for the colors), but recently spent a weekend at a nearby cabin. My better half and I spent two full days hiking the trails and it couldn't have been more perfect. Middle of winter or not -- Skyline Drive is gorgeous and a must-see.

Visited January 2013
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