Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

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A designated National Scenic Byway, Skyline Drive, runs 169 km (105 mi) along a mountain ridge and through valleys teeming with wildlife. Traverse it by car, by bicycle, or on horseback. There are over 70 spots where you can stop to snap photos and take in the views. Along the way, mileposts will guide you and help you locate points of interest. About halfway through, expect to see the largest developed area on the drive. You'll find campgrounds and hiking trails here. Remember, it's illegal to feed wildlife. Use our Shenandoah National Park vacation maker website to arrange your visit to Skyline Drive and other attractions in Shenandoah National Park.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A long road on the back of Florida. Super stops with a breathtaking panoramic view. Hiking trails without end. On the way begenen one of many wild animals such as deer, bears, skunks, or snakes etc. ImSisitorcenter there are Kleineigkeiten to food, home cooking, and Tolietten. The Center has but not all year round open.
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  • October 2, 2017
    American's are great at organising national parks, and the Skyline drive through Shenandoah is no exception. The road surface is in great condition, and there are plenty of places to pull in and admir...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Our trip to FL was a no-go due to Irma. So on a completely different note we headed to Virginia. We took Skyline drive from bottom to top. In the morning when we entered it was foggy (ugh) but it real...  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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