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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia is Grayson County, Virginia. Grayson County, VA is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning beauty and profound quiet moments that nature can provide. Home to the highest mountains in Virginia, Mt. Rogers at 5,729' and Whitetop Mountain at 5,520'.
This upper New River Valley region is a naturalists' paradise and an ideal spot in which to vacation. With spectacular mountains to hike, crystal clear waters to fish or canoe, wildlife and wildflowers to observe, and festivals which feature local culture and mountain crafts, there is something for everyone in Grayson County.
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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.