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Shenandoah

  • Virginia

photo: NPS - Neal Lewis

Why go there?

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is a land bursting with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows. With over 200,000 acres of protected lands that are haven to deer, songbirds, and black bear, there's so much to explore. Take a hike on one of the many trails through the park, relax in a quiet meadow, or have a picnic lunch with a view. You can also drive the scenic Skyline Drive for stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Shenandoah National Park, you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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    38°34'20.27"N, 78°28'8.39"W

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    Parks Channel Programs

    • Hiking

    • Trails

    • Waterfalls

    • Camping

    • Wildflowers

    • Backcountry camping

    • Scenic driving

    • Bird and wildlife viewing

    • Wildlife viewing

    • Ranger programs

    • Biking

    • Fishing

    • Stargazing

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    • African-American history

    • Hiking

    • Ranger programs

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    38°36'50.15"N, 78°15'26.42"W

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    Hazel Mountain Trail Loop

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    Kevin Morgan

    • Hiking

    • Trails

    • Mountains

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    38°35'34.42"N, 78°22'49.92"W

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    Blue Ridge Heritage Project

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    Kevin Morgan

    • History

    • Historic sites

    • Anthropology

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    • Hiking

    • Trails

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    38°15'16.07"N, 78°40'58.91"W

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    Doyles Falls to Jones River with Beautiful Waterfalls

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    Kevin Morgan

    • Hiking

    • Trails

    • Waterfalls

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    38°50'4.21"N, 78°11'8.64"W

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    Fort Wyndham Rock

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    Kevin Morgan

    • Hiking

    • Trails

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    38°39'35.86"N, 78°19'14.56"W

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    "CCC Boy" and the Horseshoe Inn

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    Kevin Morgan

    • History

    • African-American history

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    38°23'42.84"N, 78°32'25.15"W

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    Shenandoah National Park Trust

    • Science

    • Fishing

    • Conservation

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    Buck Hollow: Best Trail in the North District

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    38°32'1.56"N, 78°25'15.35"W

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    Waterfalls and Beautiful Scenery

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    • Dog-friendly

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    Jeremy's Run: Knob Mountain to Mathews Arm to Elkwallow

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    Kevin Morgan

    • Hiking

    • Dog-friendly

    • Trails