Saturday, April 07, 2012

Travel & Leisure magazine names Skyline Drive one of America's best spring drives

Travel and Leisure magazine named Virginia's Skyline Drive as one of America's best spring drives. Here's what they had to say about the Blue Ridge Mountain jewel:
Skyline Drive, Virginia

The Route: 105 miles.
This route stretches through Shenandoah National Park, end-to-end, with the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and more than 1,300 species of plants. Warm weather brings purple and yellow violets; by May, pink azaleas appear throughout the forest, followed by white flowers of mountain laurel in early June.

Where to Stop: Shenandoah National Park hosts its annual Wildflower Weekend from May 5 to 6, 2012, featuring special talks and guided nature hikes showcasing local wildlife.
With twenty-four scenic drives listed from throughout the nation, the others in our immediate vicinity include the Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park between Tennessee/North Carolina, the 25-mile George Washington Memorial Parkway between Maryland and Virginia, and the 120-mile Cherokee Scenic Highway in South Carolina,

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