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News Category: May 2011

  • The Hook “Trendless Summer-uncovering fun in central VA”

    By Stephanie Garcia Published May 26, 2011 The Hook decided to break down 25 must-dos for the ultimate warm weather Charlottesville experience.  Coming in at number 15 is Shenandoah National Park’s 75th anniversary. “There’s no need to make the trip West to get your national park on- a quick trip to Shenandoah National Park will […]

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  • Daily Progress Feature “Shenandoah National Park’s diamond anniversary prompts push for rock-solid future”

    By David Maurer Published:  May 22, 2011 (Excerpt) There are those who wish to believe that non-sentient things, given enough care and love, can become imbued with a spirit. Many sailors feel this way about ships. The same feeling also can be sensed in a place such as Shenandoah National Park.  Stand on one of […]

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  • 75 Reasons to Visit, Play and Win!

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    What is the speed limit on Skyline Drive? Which county is known as the Gateway to the Blue Ridge? Play 75 Reasons to Visit Shenandoah National Park and the Surrounding Communities to learn about this outstanding region…and win great prizes! Download your game card from http://www.celebrateshenandoah.org/. Find the answers in the park’s visitor centers and […]

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  • Blue Ridge Country Magazine “All Souls Day in Shenandoah National Park”

    Story and Photos by Sue Eisenfeld Published:  May 2010 As the park turns 75, a couple who have enjoyed it for nearly 20 years step in among those whose roots run deep in this land- to before the park ever was. Read the touching story here:  Blue Ridge Country Magazine May-June 2011

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  • Hawksbill

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    Hawksbill Mountain, Skyline Drive access:  MP 46.7 Log 2.1 miles toward your 100 mile goal: The summit of Hawksbill Mountain (4,050 ft.) is the highest point in the park and offers sweeping views to the east and west.  The trail to the summit is wide and gentle.  For the majority of the hike, you will […]

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  • Tips for taking great photos

    We’ve all had this experience: Driving on Skyline Drive, stopping at the overlooks to take photos that capture the grandeur before us, only to get home, look at the pictures, and find them flat and uninspiring. All the elements that enthralled us at the time are there, but not the feelings. Why? When we look […]

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