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“Beautiful Drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Scenic drives, Bodies of water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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.
Geneseo, New York
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We took a detour while traveling from Chippokes Plantation to Luray Caverns, and decided to take the less direct route to Luray by driving the skyline drive. The drive was beautiful and really is a don't miss. But make sure your breaks are in good working order! The hills are VERY steep! I have a full review of our drive with pictures over on my blog if you are interested:
http://ephesians521.blogspot.com/2013/02/day-8-skyline-drive-luray-caverns-and.html

Visited May 2012
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Williamsburg, VA
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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77 helpful votes 77 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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17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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