Not too long ago my friend and I ventured on a day trip to drive about 34 miles of this amazing 105-mile long road. It runs north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day. I promise you will remember the views forever!
There are 75 overlooks that offer views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east–speak of opportunity to see the breath-taking countryside! With the roadside (purposely) unmowed, you will see wildflowers, azaleas, and black-eyed susans.
You may spend most of your time in the park looking up and around. But, also remember to look at the details of the treasures around you. You may notice a lovely tree bark texture or stumble upon a beautiful butterfly.
My friend and I had a great time learning about the area and admiring the views. And of course, we took a bunch of photos, which you can check out below.
So, don't hold back. Go cruising the Skyline Drive!