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Skyland Resort Readies For Spring

Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park is ready to welcome visitors for the 2015 season. Guests are invited to take a break from hiking and sight-seeing to relax and enjoy regional, farm-to-fork specialties while taking in the marvelous, mountainous views of the Shenandoah Valley. The natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park is the perfect atmosphere…

Shenandoah National Park Announces Spring Opening Dates

Though winter has not released its grip on Shenandoah National Park and staff continues to work on clearing the Skyline Drive of snow and ice, spring is almost here! Park employees are gearing up for a busy season of protecting park resources and welcoming visitors. Facilities throughout Shenandoah National Park will begin opening this month…

“Catch the Buzz” Research Grant Awarded in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia – Shenandoah National Park is pleased to award the inaugural Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant to Dr. Jessica Rykken, Associate with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, for her project: “Catch the Buzz: pollinator diversity, distribution and phenology in Shenandoah National Park.” Dr. Ryyken’s work has several objectives that…

Welcoming Winter Wanderers in Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park is always open. However, the lodging and food services, campgrounds, and most other facilities are closed from December through March, with the exception of Byrd Visitor Center (at mile 51) which is open on weekends. Portions of Skyline Drive, the only public road through the park, are periodically closed during inclement weather…

Shenandoah National Park Dedicates Activity Trail For Kids

Luray, Va. — To encourage children and their families to get outdoors, Shenandoah National Park has partnered with the Kids in Parks program to establish the Limberlost Trail as a TRACK Trails location. Each TRACK Trail features self-guided brochures and signs that turn your visit into a fun and exciting outdoors experience.  Supported with a…

Portions Of Skyline Drive To Close At Night During Hunting Season

Luray, Va. — Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.  He noted that this is the thirty-fourth year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within…

Brilliant Fall Foliage Atop Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

Luray, Va. — Prepare to be dazzled!  Fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures are ushering in brilliant foliage along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Leaves have just started to turn in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and the crisp mountain air is sparkling with autumn’s golden light. While the season won’t reach peak color until…

Early Autumn Apples, Apple Butter Festival & More at Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park, VA – While peak viewing of fall foliage along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is still a few weeks away, apple season is already in full swing. Annual Apple Butter Festival Join us at Skyland Resort for the 15th Annual Apple Butter Celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The event will…

Celebrate Shenandoah’s Wonderful Wilderness

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Shenandoah National Park is hosting a nine-day wilderness celebration, starting Saturday, August 30 through Sunday, September 7, 2014. This anniversary is a wonderful chance to celebrate all that’s been achieved for wilderness in the past 50 years – See more at: http://wilderness.org/article/wilderness-act#sthash.UQXXTcG8.dpuf (Luray , Va.) —…

Get “Out of This World” at Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park, VA – Beautiful summer evenings lend themselves to staying out late and stargazing into the universe. This summer, Big Meadows Lodge welcomes Greg Redfern, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and space expert, to talk about the Super Moon, space and more — all from the dark skies of Shenandoah National Park. The…