VIRGINIA'S SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND NATIONAL PARK

Best Time to Visit Virginia

 

Virginia isn't only history Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and National Park prove it. Here you can find college towns, historic sites, wineries, entertainment, and, of course, scenic mountains (with lots of hiking paths), forests, caverns and gorgeous landscapes.

See:
Best time to visit Virginia Shenandoah
When not to go to Virginia Shenandoah

See also:
Best time to visit Virginia State
Best time to visit Virginia Beach
Best time to visit Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown  
Best time to visit Richmond, Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia


MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT AROUND SHENANDOAH?

Blue Ridge Mountains
Splendorous set of mountains in the south side of Shenandoah Park.
Skyline Drive
A curving route along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway
The scenic continuation of the Skyline Drive
Lexington
Small beautiful town in the heart of Shenandoah Valley, with lots of entertainment, museums, cultural life, and historic and natural places to visit.
Charlottesville
Marvellous small historic town, seventy miles west of Richmond.

See:
Virginia Travel Destinations Map


BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO AND VISIT SHENANDOAH

There are plenty of opportunities and seasonal activities in Shenandoah, but early summer is an excellent period, as well as fall. June and October are really very good periods.

Anyway, you should take into account the general pattern of Virginia weather: 

- weather is very changeable, with moderate precipitation all year long (snow is normally restricted to December and January and to the colder regions).

- summer is hot and normally humid, contrasting with winter early spring which are cold and disagreeable. 


WHEN NOT TO GO TO SHENANDOAH

For some people Shenandoah's summer should be avoided. Humidity and high temperatures may turn some days of July and August very uncomfortable. 

For other people, winter is also a period to avoid due to the possibility of snow and very cold weather. 

For details about Virginia weather, see:
Richmond, Virginia Weather Table

 

 

 

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