Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah National Park

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  • July 31, 2017
    I planned a thru hike on the AT of SNP last week. Well, I didn't make it the whole way, but had a great time never the less. I ended up doing 60 of the 100+ miles in 7 days. My failure to finish was d...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    2190 miles! Skip Skyland resort except for a beer. Class of 2017! Bring water ! Have a blackberry milk shake at the wayside!  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    We had stopped at the closest Park store to Front Royal (Dickey Ridge) who had recommended the Matthews Arm store to us. We drove right by Matthews Arm, so stopped at Elkhallow trail stop, left the ca...  more »

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Where to stay in Shenandoah National Park

All developed accommodation in Shenandoah National Park lies on or near Skyline Drive. The park offers one lodge, one resort, and one set of cabins, all of which a private concessionaire operates. With 179 rooms, rustic cabins, multi-unit lodges, and modern suites, Skyland Resort provides the most places to turn in for the night. You can also choose one of four campgrounds, all of which remain open through spring, summer, and fall. Of these, only Matthews Campground accepts reservations; if you plan to visit the park on a summer or fall weekend, arrive early at the other campgrounds to grab a site. Plenty of inns, bed and breakfasts, resorts, motels, and hotels surround the park. Stay in the nearby college town of Harrisonburg if you're looking for a lively nighttime setting.
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