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Skyline Drive

Construction of this 105-mile road began in the early 1930s with the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a public works program under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this route traverses the length of Shenandoah National Park, offering aerial views of the Shenandoah Valley and sightings of deer, black bears and wild turkeys. Early evening travelers are encouraged to park at one of 75 overlooks and bask in the dimming glow of a Virginia sunset. –EC / visitskylinedrive.org


(August 2015)