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Whether you’re hiking, climbing or exploring by horseback, Shenandoah National Park is alive with excitement in summer. It’s a beautiful time to visit the Blue Ridge Mountain region and explore all that it has to offer.

Looking for a place to stay? Skyland, Big Meadows Lodge and Lewis Mountain Cabins are the only lodging options located conveniently right inside the park, to help you soak up every bit of your time here.

If you need a reason to start planning your Shenandoah trip, we have you covered.


There are 23 wineries scattered throughout Shenandoah Valley — the most on the East Coast of the U.S. in one area. Summer is the perfect time to raise a glass to the region’s diverse, homegrown tastes and flavors.


Get your steps in a big way on one of Shenandoah’s renowned hiking trails. The park is home to over 500 miles of trails covering the most scenic stretches, including 101 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail. A few that are absolutely spectacular in summer include White Oak Canyon, Doyles River Falls Trail and Old Rag Mountain.


More species of wildflowers call Virginia home than any other state. That’s clear in summer when yellow and orange touch-me-nots, milkweed and more than 860 other wildflowers emerge.  


Home to more than 190 species of birds, Shenandoah is a birder’s paradise. From common sights like red-tailed hawks and barred owls to rarities like the peregrine falcon, there’s so much to see in these skies.

Less than 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah provides you with the ultimate escape, and a restorative experience like no other.

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