Skyline Drive (Virginia)
Length: 105.0 mi / 169.0 km
The Skyline Drive, part of Shenandoah National Park, runs 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains starting in the north of the Shenandoah Valley at Front Royal to Waynesboro, where it meets the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Shenandoah National Park
A beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the scenic 105-mile long Skyline Drive. The Park covers the crest of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and about 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails and a host of Park Ranger programs.
Skyland Resort was first called Stony Man Camp, and was begun in 1886 by George Freeman Pollock, Jr. Influential in establishing Shenandoah as a national park, Pollock chose the perfect spot for his summer retreat. At 3,680 feet, which is now the highest point on the Skyline Drive, enjoy breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley.
The visitor center at Big Meadows features interactive exhibits relating to the park’s history. After the visitor center meander through the meadow and observe a variety of birds and other wildlife.
Eastern America's largest and most popular caverns, noted for the profuse variety of formation and unsurpassed natural color. Explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Also hear the haunting sounds of the world's only Stalacpipe Organ creating music of symphonic quality from stone formations.
Possible Overnights: Skyland Resort, Shenandoah National Park or Luray, Virginia
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