What are you doing this weekend? How about going to the mountains for some leaf peeping? Some canoe time? Some hiking? Fall is fleeting, don't let this time pass you by! Let me recommend three of my personal favoriteVirginia State Parks for leaf peeping, fresh air and scenery:
Hungry Mother State Park is beautiful in the Fall
Natural Tunnel State Park inspiring Fall foliage
Claytor Lake State Park glorious waterfront sunrises
>1 Hungry Mother State Park, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, Va. 24354-9323; phone, (276) 781-7400; email[email protected].
Drive Time: Northern Va., six hours; Richmond, five hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, six hours; Roanoke, two hours.Click herefor a Google map.
>2 Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway. Duffield, VA 24244-9361; Phone: (276) 940-2674; email:naturaltunnel.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, eight hours; Richmond, six hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, eight to nine hours; Roanoke, three and a half hours. Click herefor a Google Map.
>3 Claytor Lake State Park, 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, VA 24084; phone, (540) 643-2500; email,claytorlake.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, 5 hours; Richmond, 4 hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 5 hours; Roanoke, 1 hour. Click herefor a Google map
check availability and reserve online here.
Click herefor Virginia State Park Fees and Seasons. Rental rates for cabins and camping vary by season, offering and park. Rates are subject to verification by DCR's state parks reservations staff (1-800-933-PARK).