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“Specific danger--park takes no responsibility”

Sky Meadows State Park
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Delaplane
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

The State of Virginia pastures beef cattle on Park property, and steps have been built into their pastures to connect with the Appalachian Trial. I was attacked and trampled by these cows---two days in intensive care and huge medical bills. The State of Virginia and the Parks system will take no responsibility if you are injured--the bills are all on you, regardless of how severe and long-lasting your injuries. The law protects the State. Be aware and beware.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Lots going on here on a fall weekend during the fed. gov't shutdown. Some Raptor Lovers group bought in some owls to show kids, food stand, gift shop, nature lectures by state park rangers. They seem to have different activities on different weekends, changing with the seasons.

The hiking trail is hilly, to get the great views.

Well worth a family visit, or (for a sr. citizen) to walk your dog.

$4 charge to park; no other admission fee.

2  Thank wvwisdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a gem of a park with plenty of trails taking you through woodlands, wildflower meadows or grassy lowlands. Some steep hills but there are trails to take that don't climb very high. A place to keep an eye on as there are many functions throughout the year and activities. Spectacular scenery for those willing to climb to the top of the hills but equally beautifully vistas of rolling hills from ground level too. Bring the camera!

2  Thank debby t
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

On a hot day, you're limited to the one long tree-lined trail (Snowden) as we found out. One of the highlights, though, was sighting a yellow-billed cuckoo on Woodpecker Trail, which is a tree-lined short hike if you park at the base of it (we walked from the picnic area...drenched in our sweat). Wouldn't go here again until the weather cools. You can look in the windows of the "farm house" from the back porch and get a good look at the dining room/entry way. The gift shop was giving away delicious cupcakes in celebration of their anniversary. Great rangers there...who helped with the identification of the bird and several herbs plants growing in one of the gardens. We enjoyed stopping at the Delaplane Cellars on the way home for a tasting. Nice folks there.

2  Thank JackieG723
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I love hiking at Sky Meadows. Its an easy to moderately difficult, three hour hike at a steady pace. The views from the overlook are beautiful. You walk through a meadow at the beginning and end, but otherwise you have trees protecting you from the sun. There are loads of butterflies. The visitor's center is also very nice, with clean bathrooms and a nice gift shop. I recommend you go early because its much less crowded than in the afternoon. There is plenty of parking. Fee for entry is $4/car on the weekends.

3  Thank trvladdict
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