A Dozen Reasons to Visit Shenandoah This Winter

A Dozen Reasons to Visit Shenandoah This Winter

by Patressa Kearns   Think it’s true that Shenandoah National Park is best visited in spring, summer, and fall? Think again. Yes, spring is life affirming here. Summer is a blast, and fall…well, fall is hard to beat, with its scarlets, oranges, and golds....
Winter Hiking Tips

Winter Hiking Tips

by Patressa Kearns A little bit of planning will help ensure you have a good time and get back home safe and sound. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for your winter hike in Shenandoah.              1) Let someone know your plans. Before you leave...
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

by Patressa Kearns More than a half-decade ago Barbra Streisand proclaimed to the world in song that on a clear day, you can see…well, pretty gosh-darn far. Lucky you, the Shenandoah National Park visitor, because wintertime in the Blue Ridge is filled with...
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Fall Visit To Shenandoah

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Fall Visit To Shenandoah

by Patressa Kearns Upon signing the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin said “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, ol’ Ben, while right about a lot of things, was wrong about that one, because there is a third certainty in this...
Far From The Maddening Crowd: Off-The-Beaten Path Hikes

Far From The Maddening Crowd: Off-The-Beaten Path Hikes

by Patressa Kearns Robert Frost was right: Taking the trail less traveled by does make all the difference. Especially in this busy national park in its busiest time of year. Nature is popular all year round, but it’s especially sought after in autumn, when trees...
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