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“Majesty of Nature Twelve Months a Year” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 105-mile scenic drive built in the 1930's goes through the entire length of the park.
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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“Majesty of Nature Twelve Months a Year”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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“Beautiful mountain views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

It's a nice drive with beautiful views, there are many stop off points. It is most beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Visited October 2012
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Skyline Scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We went to VA for a long weekend and drove part of the Skyline Drive. I thought we would drive more of it but the slow pace was starting to lose it luster, so we only did a little less than half. The lookout points on both sides of the valley were breathtaking and it is a very worthwhile experience, so glad to know that it is there for generations to enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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