Take a Fall Foliage Car Ride Through Shenandoah Valley

It’s that time of year again when scenic train tours and car rides are among some of the best things to do. The leaves are changing and the air is finally cooling off. North America is full of great destination spots to witness beautiful fall scenery. In Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley is known for its spectacular treeline and fall foliage. Here are some of the best scenic spots to view the splendid fall colors:

Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

This road is great for a relaxing drive through the colorful trees. Skyline Drive runs about 105 miles north and south along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park. It is the only public road through the park. The national park intentially leaves the areas along the road overgrown to show off the impressive plant life and wildeflowers. Mileposts along the road help drivers spot points of interest, like Big Meadows.

With a speed limit that is only 35 miles per hour, this slow meandor is perfect for a fall foliage car ride. With windows rolled down bringing in a cool breeze, this drive is very relaxing. There are 75 overlooks along the drive that provide spectacular views of the valley.

Blue Ridge Parkway

This long road runs through North Carolina and Virginia. Named “America’s Favorite Drive,” this slow-paced drive reveals several stunning views that you can’t miss out on. There are close-up views of mountains and beautiful landscapes. This drive, much more extensive than Skyline Drive, is 469 miles long.

US-11 (The Great Wagon Road)

This road was once known as The Great Wagon Road, and it runs through the valley floor exposed to endless caverns. This road, less crowded than the others, also provides great views that are memorable and breathtaking. The trail runs through the Great Appalachian Valley from Pennsylavnia to North Carolina, and then from there to Georgia.

About the Author: Greg is a guest contributor from By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, a top-rated Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast in Harrisonburg, VA.

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