Virginia is for Lovers

Virginia is for Mountain Lovers

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Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park

Blue Ridge Mountains

McAfee Knob

Allegheny Mountains

Falling Spring

Powell Mountains

Mount Rogers

Blue Ridge Parkway

View from Sharp Top Mountain

Virginia’s mountains have inspired generations of songs, but their beauty may leave you speechless. The breathtaking views they provide reach beyond a purely visual appeal. Virginia mountain travelers experience unique Appalachian culture, heritage, music, regional art, world-class wine and everything imaginable for outdoor recreation. This beauty and bounty have inspired generations of musicians and travelers to explore and make themselves at home. This is why Virginia is for Mountain Lovers.

  • Virginia is home to one-fourth of the Appalachian Trail and national icons including Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Virginia is also home to lesser-known gems like the wilderness of the GeorgeWashington & Jefferson National Forest and the peaks and wild ponies of the Mount Rogers Recreation Area.
  • Shenandoah National Park is located just 75 miles from DC, and boasts more than 200,000 acres of waterfalls, hiking trails, campsites, outdoor recreation.
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 217 miles in Virginia, with spectacular views, scenic drives and overlooks, including historic Skyline Drive.
  • Virginia has 36 State Parks and 21 National Parks all ready to explore across the commonwealth.
  • Mount Rogers is the highest mountain in Virginia at 5,729 feet.
  • Virginia also has eight mountain ranges, with five peaks towering more than 5,000 feet.
 

Virginia Experiences

May 22nd, 2017
Paddling in Virginia has never been better – or easier, with the rise of paddling trails, more put-ins and takeouts, and the ...
May 11th, 2017
Remember when you were a kid pedaling your favorite two-wheeler through the neighborhood? Recall the fun, the freedom, and ...
May 5th, 2017
  Many people plan a getaway to the mountains during the winter for snow sport adventures, dreaming of sipping hot ...
May 4th, 2017
You’ve heard the old saying about hiking a mountain “because it is there”. Well, Virginia has mountains galore, ready to be ...
May 1st, 2017
When it comes to flatwater paddling possibilities, Virginia is hard to beat. Not only does it have numerous bays, coves, and ...
April 28th, 2017
About 160 miles of the New River flows through Southwest Virginia, drawing outdoor and water sports enthusiasts year-round ...
April 26th, 2017
The James River winds from west to east in Virginia, cutting through the Blue Ridge Mountains, southern Shenandoah Valley, ...
April 21st, 2017
Virginia’s mountain ranges are world-famous for a number of reasons, including the challenging hiking trails, scenic winding ...
April 20th, 2017
Whether you dream of rolling your fat tires along rocky Appalachian ridges and down mountain hollows, dashing through the ...
April 7th, 2017
  Now that warmer weather is on the horizon, you have probably already started daydreaming about waterfront vacations. ...

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