Shenandoah National Park Cover

Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia, USA, is a stunning natural gem that offers breathtaking views, diverse wildlife and a rich cultural history. It is approximately 75 miles west of the University of Maryland. It covers over 200,000 acres and includes scenic drives, hiking trails, and camping facilities. The park’s main attraction is the Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Popular activities in the park include hiking, wildlife watching, and picnicking.

Old Town Winchester

Old Town Winchester SignOld Town Winchester Street

Our journey to Shenandoah National Park began with a stop in the historic town of Old Winchester. This charming town is known for its well-preserved colonial-era buildings and rich history. We took some time to explore the town, strolling down the picturesque streets and admiring the beautiful architecture. We were fascinated by the town’s rich heritage and learned about its significance in American history.

Shenandoah National Park

Point Overlook

When we arrived at Shenandoah National Park, we were ready for a day of adventure and exploration. Our first stop was a breathtaking sunrise at an overlook, where we watched as the sun rose over the rolling hills, casting a golden glow over the surrounding landscape. It was a truly magical moment and set the tone for the rest of the day.

Hawksbill Summit

Hawksbill Summit

Next, we set out to tackle the Hawsbill Summit, a challenging but rewarding hike. The views from the summit were worth every step, as we were treated to a panoramic view of the park that stretched for miles in every direction. The Hawsbill Summit is a must-visit for anyone visiting Shenandoah National Park.

Hawksbill Summit is the highest point in Shenandoah National Park, standing at 4,051 feet. It’s a strenuous hike to the top, but the breathtaking panoramic views are worth every step. From the summit, hikers can see for miles in all directions and witness the beauty of the park’s rolling hills, forests and streams. The trail to the summit is 4.2 miles round trip and takes about 3-4 hours to complete.

Stony Man Summit

Stony Man Summit

Our final stop was the Stony Man Summit, which proved to be an even more strenuous climb, but the views from the top were even more breathtaking. The Stony Man Summit is the second highest peak in the park and offers an even more stunning panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

Stony Man Summit, standing at 4,011 feet, is another popular destination for visitors to Shenandoah National Park. The trail to the summit is 2.5 miles round trip and takes about 2 hours to complete. At the top of Stony Man Summit, visitors will find a large rock outcropping that provides a panoramic view of the park and the surrounding area. The summit is also a great place to picnic or relax and take in the beauty of the park.


Matcha Ice Cream

After a long day of hiking and exploring, we headed to Rockville to relax and enjoy some delicious food. We visited a Korean restaurant, where we savored the flavors of Korean cuisine, and then stopped at a Matcha store, where we indulged in some refreshing matcha ice creams.

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