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Surprises of Spring Hiking in Shenandoah

by Patressa Kearns You could say that, really, only one condition is required to hike in Shenandoah National Park in the springtime: flexibility. And we’re not just talking about the limberness of muscles and joints and schedules. We’re talking about the willingness and ability to adapt to just about any condition nature can – and…

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 reasonably hope to spot a black bear. It’s too frigid to…

Skyline Drive Winter Wonders

A tour down Skyline Drive is one of the most popular trips in the Shenandoah Valley—for three seasons. But have you tried it in winter? A winter tour of Skyline Drive? Isn’t it full of snow and ice? Well, sometimes, yes. And Skyline Drive can be fully or partially closed because of the weather conditions,…

Black Bear Year in Shenandoah National Park: What Happens in the Winter?

by Patressa Kearns Let’s go ahead and admit it: in one way or another, most of us are card-carrying members of the black bear fan club. We yearn to catch a glimpse of a black bear along Skyline Drive. We can’t wait to spot a cub or two (or three!) scampering across the road and…

Planning a Summer Road Trip?

Skyline Drive is one of America’s favorite mountain drives, and it’s so easy to get to.

Plan Ahead for Fall Travel

Autumn is both a beautiful and a busy time in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Amazing Running Races Close To Shenandoah National Park

Your 2017 guide to running at any level (and any altitude) near Shenandoah National Park.

The Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park is a wildflower lover’s paradise, offering a huge variety of native species during spring, summer and fall. If you want to geek out on wildflowers, we’ve got you covered.

Visiting Camp Rapidan in Shenandoah National Park

Rapidan Camp, the summer retreat established by President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover during his administration is located within the boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. The camp has recently been restored to its 1929 appearance.

Dog Friendly Travel Tips at Shenandoah National Park

Did you know that Shenandoah National Park is consistently rated one of the top five dog-friendly national parks?