The first place you will see when you arrive at
Shenandoah National Park is an Entrance Station.
During most times of the year, you will be greeted by a Ranger who
will take your entry fee and provide you with a map and other
information about the park.
When you enter the park you will be on Skyline
Drive and here the fun begins. Not only is this roadway an experience
in itself, it is the route to all places of interest in Shenandoah.
All along the Drive there are beautiful Overlooks, designed to give
you spectacular views.
In addition to a few stops along the way at your
favorite overlooks, plan a stop at the visitor centers, bookstores,
and exhibits. There are also lodges, restaurants, and gift shops.
Big Meadows is a great place to spend some time and you will see
hiking trailheads all along the Drive.