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Just 120 kilometers from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows — take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive or picnic with the family. More than 800 square kilometers of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds and lots of other interesting animals.

Whether you have an hour, a day or a week, you can plan a great visit to Shenandoah National Park. Even if you are just passing through the region, use Skyline Drive for a portion of your route. This winding road weaves through the park’s forested peaks; along the way you will see the beautiful vistas Shenandoah is known for. The park also features more than 800 kilometers of hiking paths, with trails like the Old Rag trail affording spectacular views of the mountains.

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