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Shenandoah National Park to begin night closures of Skyline Drive during hunting season

Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced that portions of the Skyline Drive will be closed at night during hunting season.


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Marys Rock Tunnel closed at night: Shenandoah National Park open

Shenandoah National Park will close a portion of Skyline Drive to do maintenance and repairs to Marys Rock Tunnel.


Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.


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Tips for finding best places to leaf peep in Virginia

Mid to late October is designated by the Virginia Department of Forestry as the peak viewing time for leaf peepers to get a front row seat to some of the most colorful scenic drives and weekend getaways in Virginia.


Shenandoah National Park to implement night closures of Skyline Drive during hunting season

Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.


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Valley Program for Aging Services News and Notes

Meals on Wheels volunteers for PRSC, Frank and Betty Lambert, were the proud winners of the $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing.


Shenandoah National Park prepares for fall travel season

Shorter days and cooler nights signal the arrival of fall in Shenandoah National Park. Every autumn is different, and park staff is looking forward to a wonderful fall season. Some of the trees and other plants are already putting on their autumn colors.


Tourism to Shenandoah National Park creates $72.4 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.14 million visitors to Shenandoah National Park in 2013 spent $72.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 889 jobs in the local area.


Blackberry Festival at Skyland Resort

Skyland Resort, located on mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive, is set to celebrate with a daylong event on Saturday July 26, 2014 featuring all things blackberry!


“Get Your Kids Hiking!” in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors.


Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park offer summer activities

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are ready to welcome families this summer with an activity rich experience.


Get Your Kids Hiking! in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors.


Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge offer mid-week military discount

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are proud to welcome military personnel and their families during the summer season with a special 20% mid-week lodging discount as a thank you for their outstanding courage and dedication to our country.


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 7, 2014.


Skyland Resort offers Wine Dinner Series starting in May

The getaway season has started and Skyland Resort located in Shenandoah National Park has spiced up the weekend activities with a monthly wine dinner starting in May.


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National Park Service seeks comments on environmental assessment

The public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Dooms – Bremo 230-kV Transmission Line Upgrade for Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.


Shenandoah National Park hosts Wildflower Weekend

Conserving native plants will be the focus of Shenandoah National Park’s 28th annual Wildflower Weekend, May 3 and 4, 2014. Visitors may see woodland beauties such as trillium, wild geranium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and a variety of others on naturalist-led hikes.


Shenandoah National Park: Underfunded, under threat

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Virginia analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Virginia’s most-visited park, Shenandoah National Park, as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.


Shenandoah National Park Byrd Visitor Center open on weekends

The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) in Shenandoah National Park will be open on winter weekends, weather permitting. Beginning Jan. 11, the visitor center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when the Skyline Drive is open.


Shenandoah National Park to implement night closures of Skyline Drive

Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season. He noted that this is the 33rd year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within the park.


Chris Graham: Waynesboro has … potential

What am I saying when I say that Waynesboro has potential? For starters, that Waynesboro has empty buildings. That’s certainly part of it. Big buildings empty downtown. The old Kmart building out on West Main has been empty for 15 years.


Video | The Waynesboro Players present Shenandoah Moon

The Waynesboro Players are presenting the world premiere of the locally written Shenandoah Moon, a fictional account of the story of the seizure of land from mountain families to clear the way for the development of the Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park in the 1930s. AFP editor Chris Graham reporting. Includes a sneak […]


Author explores forced relocation of mountain families in ’30s

The Shenandoah National Park is breathtaking with its wide vistas and rolling scenery that comes to life in an instant for the millions of visitors who take in our natural wonder every year. But there’s another side to the story of the park that is overlooked even by locals who probably don’t know how the […]


Valley: Skyline Drive designated National Historic Landmark

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Skyline Drive has been given the designation of National Historic Landmark by U.S. Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne. “This designation reminds Virginians of what an extraordinary national treasure we have in the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, that portion of the road extending beyond Shenandoah National Park,” […]


Valley: Shenandoah National Park ready to close down for late fall, winter

Staff Report Facilities in the Shenandoah National Park will begin closing at the end of October. Visitor centers will be operated as follows: Dickey Ridge and Harry F. Byrd Visitor Centers will both remain open until Nov. 30. Loft Mountain Information Center which is open on weekends only will close on Oct. 26.