Shenandoah National Park - 75 years, Front Royal, VA, US
Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, it is hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nations capital. Skyline Drive, the parks scenic byway, has over 75 overlooks providing spectacular views. 500 miles of trails lead hikers to waterfalls, vistas, and the quiet of the woods. Plan a Shenandoah experience today!
Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Many trails are accessed from Skyline Drive. Some short trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint; longer and more difficult trails penetrate deep into the forest and wilderness.
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates 75 Years!
Plan a visit to Shenandoah in 2011 to join in the 75th(1936-2011) Anniversary Celebration. Special events in the park and surrounding communities will commemorate the past and anticipate another 75 years of the Shenandoah experience! Visit the official 75th Anniversary website for details on special events and much more.
. . . with the smell of the woods and the wind in the trees. They will forget the rush and the strain of all the other long weeks of the year, and for a short time at least, the days will be good for their bodies and good for their souls.
These words, spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt 75 years ago at the dedication of Shenandoah National Park, still ring true today. Visitors come to the park to put the stress of their daily lives behind them, to connect to nature and to friends and family.
* Front Royal, accessible via I-66 and Route 340
From Washington, D.C. Metro Area
To North Entrance - Travel west on Interstate 66(From 495) to Front Royal, Virginia (62 miles). Take exit 6 onto Route 340(552) South and follow signs on 340 south for Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.
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