The Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park

The Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park

by Patressa Kerns       Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Earth laughs in flowers. “ If Emerson was right, Shenandoah National Park – with its more than 860 different species of wildflowers – positively belly laughs from late March into October!    ...
Rapidan Camp: History at the Headwaters

Rapidan Camp: History at the Headwaters

How is Rapidan Camp tied to a hobby?  Read on to discover the history. It’s always good to have a hobby. But when times are tough it’s especially wise to have a pastime you love – knitting, baking, assembling model airplanes, collecting stamps – something to take...
Free Entrance Days in 2021

Free Entrance Days in 2021

On six days in 2021, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee (including Shenandoah National Park) will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:  January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther...

How About a Winter Hike in Shenandoah National Park?

by Patressa Kearns Some people just don’t get winter hiking. What’s the point? they wonder. It’s cold and windy. The trees are bare, the ground hard, and there’s nothing much to see except boulders, ice, and frozen dirt. Songbirds aren’t warbling nor can you...