Shenandoah National Park

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Shenandoah National Park
Established 1935
199,017 acres
Visitation (2006) 1,076,150

Only 75 miles from the nation’s capital, Shenandoah National Park is nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. At the park you can see wildlife from black bears to white tailed deer to bobcats, or hike sections of the Appalachian Trail. If you are a fisherman, try the pristine mountain streams for brook trout. Skyline Drive, 105 miles long, is a beautiful scenic drive through the ancient and gently rolling Blue Ridge Mountains. Ride sections of Skyline Drive or the entire length on your bike! Come for the hiking, the wildlife, or just some rest and relaxation!