Summer Safari is sold out.
Shenandoah National Park’s new superintendent takes the helm this month. Jim comes to Shenandoah from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he has served as Superintendent since 2005. His 32-year career with the National Park Service also includes positions at Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, Big Bend and Grand Canyon National Parks; [...]
Each year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival Word Tour brings a selection of the best outdoor films to hundreds of venues across Canada, the U.S. and the world for an extraordinary two-evening event. For the past 15 years, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Charlottesville, VA has hosted the World Tour and generously donates proceeds to [...]
Q. You live in California but come to Shenandoah National Park regularly. Why? A: I first I came to Shenandoah in 1981. My father took me on a driving tour. We stopped at all the overlooks to take pictures. It was beautiful and peaceful. I continued the tradition by bringing my daughter here. I’ve been bringing her to [...]
Pledge a hundred bucks to support your park. Hike one of six awesome trails. Win fantastic outdoor gear and getaways. Saturday, September 22 • 9:00 am • Big Meadows Picnic Area *** CLICK HERE FOR HIKE DESCRIPTIONS AND REGISTRATION *** Hikers of all ability levels are invited to choose one of six guided hikes [...]
Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns recalls screening his highly acclaimed documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea with President Obama. Hear Ken’s interview with USA Today, with personal stories Ken and the president shared as they spoke about their trips to our national parks—including Ken’s formative outing in Shenandoah.
NOTE: We still have a few tickets available for $250 each, which can be purchased at the door the day of the event starting at 4:00 pm. Please bring a check made out to Shenandoah National Park Trust. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kate Hopkins at (813) 283-8186.
What had you accomplished by the time you were 11? “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the violin? Long division? By the time Gabriel Mapel was 11, he was a published author and an award-winning photographer. And a whole lot more. This talented, charming young man from New Hope, Virginia wrote Oh No, Getrude– the true [...]
“Dear Shenandoah Park: I am 7 years old and my family loves your park. Love, Sean Forsythe.” That was the hand-written note that accompanied two $5 bills addressed to the Trust. The money came straight from Sean’s piggy bank. Sean lives in Richmond, Virginia with his parents and little brother, Patrick. Avid outdoorsmen and travelers, [...]
Manuel Lerdau first visited Shenandoah in 1975 on his fifth grade field trip to Old Rag Mountain. He was hooked from that day on. In the early 1990s, Manuel went backpacking in Shenandoah with his girlfriend, a Utah native, to prove to her that “we had real mountains here and a quiet beauty and [...]