Oftentimes we need to "live like a tourist" to see what is right in front of us.The natural beauty, culture and adventure available in Virginia are bar none, but wait there's more…
I have been privileged to experience some incredible things since moving to Virginia, and can say without a doubt thatVirginia State Parkshas truly enhanced my life. But there are other things not to be missed in Virginia and that is what this article is about.
The sky is the limit when it comes to exploring all that our state have to offer from a Virginia State Park. I would like to put my favorites on a bucket list of not to miss things for you, but they may not be what you are expecting.
VIRGINIA STATE PARKS IS A GREAT BUCKET LIST DESTINATION
The loveliness is undeniable and found at every turn at a Virginia State Park
Immeasurable beauty is seen when you slow down, and it may be right under your feet
Grayson Highlands State Park is a favorite bouldering location in the east
Riding provides plenty of exercise and adrenaline (especially on the mountain bike trails)
Winter can offer a surreal stillness
A gentle sunset reflects on a waterfront cabin
Bear Creek Lake State Park offers gobs of fun for all ages
A Red Breasted Merganser glides along the sunrise at Kiptopeke State Park
Juvenile Harp Seal mugs for the camera at False Cape State Park
Kayaking with my Dad at Claytor Lake State Park
Spending time with grandpa goofing off in the great outdoors
EXPERIENCES ARE MUCH MORE
So you see my list is more personal and more about the connectedness in the experiences found at Virginia State Parks. Many of us take things for granted as we go about our daily lives, and really have to slow down and take an assessment of ourselves to realize their importance.
A bucket list of top things to do at a Virginia State Park or anywhere else would be easy, it would read like a travel brochure, and you can surely go and do those things. But I encourage you to go a step further and look at who you do them with, as that is where the memories are made. My bucket list is all about memories, and I draw from that bucket like a thirsty soul drawing cold refreshing water from a deep well, whenever I am parched.
Remember, that as some of these photos may look like solo activities, there is always someone there holding the camera.
You can Facebook page are only a taste of what you will find at Virginia State Parks.