Thursday, November 13, 2014

Shenandoah National Park



So every time we drove my oldest daughter off to college we would pass Shenandoah National Park and it's beautiful mountains. And I would always say " We should go to Shenandoah. Next time let's stop at Shenandoah". But we never did. Until this fall. Our good friends called and said "Let's meet at Shenandoah and drive Skyline Drive". And I'm so glad they did.





We started at the Southern end of Skyline Drive - which is 104 miles long and takes about 3 hours to drive. The fall color was spectacular.







The further north we drove, the bigger the crowds. Skyline Drive is one of the most popular leaf peeping spots on the East Coast and there were plenty of people to prove it. In fact, parking at Skyland Lodge was almost nonexistent and people were making their own spots up everywhere.













What a beautiful drive - any time of year! But certainly in the fall. The color was great, the views were breathtaking and around every curve we just kept saying "How could it be any more beautiful?".I'm so glad we were able to spend a weekend enjoying the fall color of Skyline Drive- and now Mr. UR doesn't have to hear me make plans to visit anymore. Done.




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6 comments:

  1. it really is a beautiful drive, we got to explore that part of Virginia when we visited for a wedding many years ago. I'd like to go back when we have more time to explore more, and to get out of the car and hike more than we were able to.

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    1. Our time was limited as well - I would like to hike some also. And I think staying at Skyland Lodge would be awesome but I think they book up about a year in advance. It's a beautiful area of the country.

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  2. Gorgeous! I've driven part of SKyline Drive but not the whole thing. It looks just beautiful.

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  3. This drive is on my Fall bucket list. Your pictures are lovely and it really showcases the beauty of this part of the country. It almost looks peaceful but I can probably imagine the crowds along this road.

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    1. Thanks Mary! It was a beautiful day but being Saturday it was really crowded - if you can do this drive on a weekday it would be more peaceful. And go early if you go on a weekend- they had a policeman directing traffic at the entrance gate and traffic to get in seemed miles long.

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