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Good Deals for Neighbors of Shenandoah National Park

Luray, VA – Are you a neighbor of Shenandoah National Park?  If so, we’ve got some good news for you. In July, the park and its partners are extending special offers to residents of neighboring communities. On July 21, 2012, Shenandoah National Park will waive entrance fees for its neighbors – defined as residents living…

National Trails Day is June 2

Luray, Virginia – In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on June 2. With over 500…

Shenandoah National Park Says Thanks to Armed Services

Luray, VA – To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. “We all owe a debt to…

Shenandoah National Park and Neighbor Communities Aim To Strengthen Regional Economy

Luray, VA – Shenandoah National Park and its neighboring communities will host a one-day conference, Connecting for Prosperity – Charting the Future Together, on May 24, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.  The workshop-style conference will include presentations by guest panelists, case studies, and facilitated discussions to help…

Celebrate the Wonders of Spring During Wildflower Weekend

Shenandoah National Park, Va. – Native flowers will be in the spotlight during Shenandoah National Park’s 26th annual Wildflower Weekend, May 5 and 6, 2012.  Visitors may meet woodland beauties such as wild geranium, trillium,  jack-in-the-pulpit, and a variety of others on naturalist-led hikes. Participants will search for wildflowers along the Millers Head, Mill Prong,…

LOVE in Virginia Reaches New Heights

Shenandoah National Park, Va. – This weekend, the iconic and enduring “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign will reach new heights with a L-O-V-E art installation along Skyline Drive. Skyland Resort, located at the highest point along Skyline Drive in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, is hosting Virginia Tourism Corporation’s oversized L-O-V-E artwork through the end of…

GO GREEN for Earth Day and National Park Week

Shenandoah National Park, Va. – Travel enthusiasts, nature lovers, and scenic drive aficionados: this is the perfect time to make your way to Shenandoah National Park, which is waiving entrance fees to celebrate Earth Day 2012 and National Park Week (April 21 through April 29.) National Junior Ranger Day: Saturday, April 21 Get a jump…

Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park Announces Return of Culinary Series

Shenandoah National Park, Va. — We are pleased to announce the return of Skyland Resort’s popular series of sustainable culinary events, made possible by Patrick Miller who is now at the helm as Executive Chef. Having been the sous chef prior to this promotion, Miller is no stranger to the park or the dining wishes…

Shenandoah National Park Announces Economic Impact

Shenandoah National Park, Va. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 1,253,000 visitors in 2010 spent approximately $71.8 million in Shenandoah National Park and in communities near the park. That spending supported 1087 jobs in the local area. “The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always…

Shenandoah National Park Announces Opening Dates 2012

Shenandoah National Park, Va. – Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Martha Bogle announced that facilities closed during the winter season will begin opening in March and will continue to open throughout the spring. Visitor Centers will be operated as follows: Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center will open March 30; Dickey Ridge Visitor Center will open on…