Not only is Jellystone Park™ an amazing place to get away for your vacation, there are tons of local attractions to explore during your stay! The area surrounding our Camp-Resort is filled with fun and exciting things to do and see—such as the Shenandoah National Park. Just 10 minutes down the road from Jellystone Park™, there’s no shortage of natural wonder to enjoy and historical spots to discover. Keep reading to find out the best areas to visit during your trip to Shenandoah National Park.
1. Skyline Drive
Running 105 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive is a must experience—especially during the fall. Leaf peepers will love the brilliant colors and views along this scenic drive. You can enter Skyline Drive in four different spots, but the closest entrance from Jellystone Park™ is Thornton Gap off Route 211.
Photo by NPS/Lewis is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Shenandoah National Park has hiking opportunities for all different skill types. Whether you’re looking for a day hike to enjoy spectacular water falls or you’re wanting to scale some more advanced peaks and terrain, there’s a hike for you. Head out to the North District of Shenandoah National Park for the quiet, historical Fox Hallow Trail or scenic Overall Run Falls. In the Central District, you can discount sweeping summits like Stony Man Mountain and Mary’s Rock.
Photo by Jeff Mauritzen, Nat Geo Image Collection is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Learn all about Shenandoah National Park through their interactive exhibits located throughout the park! Check out the topographic maps at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, stay for a movie about the controversial acquisition of the land at Byrd Visitor Center, and discover the former summer camp of President Hoover, Rapidan Camp!