Tag Archives: Shenandoah National Park

National Parks Impact Local Economies

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” said National Park Service Director … Continue reading

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Best National Parks To Visit This Spring

Spring brings a fresh start, a chance to put away layers of clothes and roam free and easy. And there’s no better place to find renewal than a national park, our unbeatable natural treasures. Spring brings a renewal, warmer temperatures, … Continue reading

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10 Spectacular National Parks for Camping

Camping in America’s national parks allows a visitor to more fully appreciate the beauty of America’s natural treasures. If you’re in search of a camper’s delight, these are the best national parks for you. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona/Utah Encompassing … Continue reading

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America’s Top 50 RV Destinations

You might have seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Sometimes the best adventures are those in your own backyard. Here, in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here’s my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours? 10. … Continue reading

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Great National Parks for Fall Foliage

With the autumn season in full swing, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced the 2011 “Great National Parks for Fall Foliage” list. This year’s list includes some iconic parks and a few lesser-known treasures. … Continue reading

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Virginia State Parks Celebrate Milestone

The Commonwealth of Virginia is a state of firsts! Old Dominion is the birthplace of the nation, the home of eight presidents, and the first state to create a state parks system. 2011 marks two major milestones in Virginia as … Continue reading

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Celebrating 75 Years: Shenandoah National Park

The success of the western national parks prompted a push to open a large national park in the east. A group of prominent Virginians, who felt this land was too magnificent to go unnoticed, began to promote the idea of a … Continue reading

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Away I Go to Shenandoah

Because of its geographic location, half the population of the U.S. is within a day’s drive of Shenandoah National Park. Last year 1.2 million visitors enjoyed its scenic vistas, streams, waterfalls, and other attractions, placing it among the top 10 … Continue reading

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Driving the Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive, the 105-mile road that bisects the length of the park winding along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, may be Shenandoah’s predominant feature, since it provides stunning views of the park’s mountains, valleys, and forests. This road … Continue reading

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