Ten Reasons to Visit Shenandoah National Park This Spring

Get out your calendars and start making plans for your spring visit to Shenandoah.  There are definitely more than 10 reasons you can find to visit but the ones below are the highlights.

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Welcome the arrival of spring as you escape to recreation and relaxation at Shenandoah, just 75 miles from Washington, D.C.

Taste award-winning regional Virginia wines at our wine tastings held every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Sample some of Skyland’s new Executive Chef’s favorite recipes at the Cooking Demos which are held every Tuesday and Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Driving can be fun again! A slow meander down Skyline Drive will give you a whole new driving experience!

Wildflowers are abundant at Shenandoah!

Beginning in late March, hepatica and bloodroot bloom.  The warmer days of April bring purple and yellow violets, large-flowered trillium, pink lady’s slippers and wild geraniums. 

May is the time for pink azaleas followed by the white flowers of mountain laurel in June.


April 22-26 is National Park Week!  Take advantage of the free admission (Monday through Friday) and explore Shenandoah.

May 4-5 is Wildflower Weekend in the park with scheduled hikes and programs led by NPS Rangers and guest naturalists.

Everyone loves a waterfall and there are nine waterfalls in Shenandoah. But note that all involve a hike downhill—and, of course, the harder hike back up! 


Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway, provides some spectacular views from 75 overlooks of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the Piedmont Region to the east.