Fall colors in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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Oh Shenandoah. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
'Oak'tober is upon us and that means it's time to turn over a new leaf! Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park spans over 200,000 acres. As summer bids farewell, the park undergoes a transformation, unveiling its most enchanting chapter: the fall season. The leaves put on their fanciest outfits—reds, oranges, and golds—creating an amazing show you won't want to miss.
The Skyline Drive, a 105-mile route, offers a front-row seat, with more than 75 overlooks. And there are more than 300 species of trees, vines, and shrubs to see here. The sugar maples, hickories, and oaks are the rock stars of the color-changing game. So, whether you're an avid hiker, a nature photographer, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, this park has it all.