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Shenandoah National Park

 

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Hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains to explore dense forests, wetlands, rocky peaks, waterfalls, and more with your expert guide!

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The American East features rolling mountains, stunning waterfalls, and thousands of miles of both coastline and hiking trails.

Whether you’re looking for a week-long trek on the Appalachian Trail or  a weekend winery escape in the Finger Lakes, we’ve got you covered.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With over 500 miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the iconic Appalachian Trail, visitors can explore lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic vistas. From scenic drives along Skyline Drive to wildlife watching and camping adventures, Shenandoah offers endless opportunities for nature lovers to immerse themselves in its breathtaking landscapes.

Shenandoah FAQ’s

 

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When is the best time to visit?

The best time to visit Shenandoah National Park depends on your preferences. Spring and fall are typically considered the best seasons due to mild temperatures and stunning foliage. Spring brings wildflowers and newborn wildlife, while fall offers vibrant foliage colors. Summer is popular for outdoor activities but can be crowded and hot. Winter is quieter, with opportunities for solitude and occasional snowfall, but some facilities may be closed.

What will the weather be like?

The weather in Shenandoah National Park varies by season. In spring, temperatures range from 40°F to 70°F (4°C to 21°C), with occasional rain. Summer temperatures range from 55°F to 80°F (13°C to 27°C) on average, but can reach higher temperatures, especially in July and August. Fall temperatures range from 35°F to 65°F (2°C to 18°C) and offer crisp air and colorful foliage. Winter temperatures range from 20°F to 40°F (-7°C to 4°C) on average, with occasional snow and ice.

What highlights might I see?

Shenandoah National Park boasts numerous highlights, including scenic drives along Skyline Drive, which offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. Popular hikes include Old Rag Mountain, Hawksbill Summit, and Dark Hollow Falls. Additionally, the park features historic sites such as Rapidan Camp, former retreat of President Herbert Hoover.

Will I see wildlife?

Shenandoah is home to diverse wildlife, including white-tailed deer, black bears, wild turkeys, and various bird species.

Should I combine this trip with another National Park?

Shenandoah National Park is relatively close to other national parks and recreational areas. Consider combining your trip with a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located approximately 5-6 hours away by car, or explore nearby attractions such as George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, or the historic towns along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Are there any entry regulations I should know about?

None

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