When we visited Sky Meadows State Park, I had no idea. My preconceived notions were all wrong, it is absolutely gorgeous!
I read the Facebook Page, but until I was actually there, at Sky Meadows I had no idea how beautiful it really is!
Historic Mount Bleak House at Sky Meadows State Park
Meadowland, pastures, mountains and more at this beautiful park
Walk in the footsteps of history at Sky Meadows State Park
There are many amazing programs at this park such as agriculture, nature, butterflies, Civil War…
Spring at Sky Meadows State Park
Did you know you can even hike 2.43 miles on the Appalachian Trail at Sky Meadows?
–Click here to view the trails guide as a PDF file
–Click here to search the database for programs and events at Sky Meadows State Park
Overnight: There are no cabins or lodges at click here for more info, or call 1-800-933-PARK.
As mentioned this park is just 45 minutes from Shenandoah River State Park, so if you have an RV or wish to stay in a cabin, I recommend that park for overnight and a day trip to Sky Meadows!
Visit the Explore Virginia Outdoors websitefor enhanced maps and video tours of Sky Meadows' trails.
From the website:
GENERAL INFO:Just an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C., Sky Meadows State Park in Clarke and Fauquier counties, offers a peaceful getaway on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With rolling pastures and woodlands, the park boasts beautiful vistas of the foothills and access to the Appalachian Trail. Its rich history is shaped by the development of agriculture and the impact of the Civil War. Activities include hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding, primitive camping, and nature and history programs. Pleaseclick hereto view a short video of the park.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, 45 minutes to one hour; D.C., over one hour; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/ Norfolk/ Virginia Beach, three hours; Roanoke, two and a half hours.
May I encourage you to visit this beautiful park, in any season. We were there just after the rain, and even though the clouds were low it was still breathtaking. What blessed my heart was to see a school bus pull in and a group of happy school kids with backpacks and water bottles hit the trails.
SEE YOU OUTSIDE!