Ace and I LOVE visiting National Parks! Our love and appreciation for the National Park System grew exponentially when we lived and worked in Yellowstone for the summer a couple of years ago. We have made it one of our goals to eventuall visit all of the National Parks. I felt a little guilty that I didn't even know we were so close to a Shenandoah National Park when we were staying at the Massanutten Resort in Virginia.
Shenandoah National Park
The Shenandoah National Park is actually part of the Blue Ridge Mountains that runs through the state of Virginia. The park is mostly forrested with some wetlands, waterfalls, and rocky peaks. There is also a vast network of hiking trails and includes a large part of the Appalachian Trail.
Is a 105-mile long drive that runs along the ridge of the mountains in Shenandoah National Park. The highest peak along Skyline is at Mile 41.7 at 3,680 feet. Along the drive you have scenic views and outlooks that stone guardrails built in the early 1900s that have been restored.
2 Doves Nation Style
In 2 Doves Nation style, Ace and I ended our little adventure at a local watering hole. Elkton Virginia is in the Shenandoah Valley just outside the National park and has a small population of about 3,000 people. The Elkton Brewing Company is a family owned and operated nano brewery located in a milling store built in the 1890s. With a great taste and local flare, the brewery has live music and food trucks on the weekend.