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Gloucester County is located in Virginia's Middle Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay region. The county is bounded on the south by the York River, on the north by the Piankatank River and on the east by Mobjack Bay. With nearly 300 miles of shoreline, Gloucester County has a variety of water-related activities, marinas, boat ramps and a fishing pier.

Beaverdam Park in Gloucester offers freshwater fishing, miles of hiking and biking trails, paddlesports and camping. And the Gloucester Point Beach Park offers a sandy beach and swimming area.

Gloucester is famous for its daffodils, and every spring hosts the popular Daffodil Festival.

The Rosewell Ruins, the charred remains of America's grandest mansion is located here and is visited by architectural enthusiasts who appreciate the four chimneys and brickwork still standing. It is also the Birthplace of Walter Reed and can be toured by appointment.

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SKYLINE DRIVE...
The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.

As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park.

The speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east. The park purposely leaves the roadsides unmowed so wildflowers put on a show all year long.


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