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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Shenandoah National Park,

198,081 acres (80,195 hectares), N Va., extending 80 mi (129 km) along the crest of the Blue Ridge. Authorized in 1926, it was fully established as a national park in 1935. Skyline Drive, a north-south highway, winds for 105 mi (169 km) through the park. The Blue Ridge, Shenandoah valley, Massanutten Mt., and Allegheny Mts. can be viewed from 75 overlooks on the drive. Elevations in the park range from 595 ft (181 m) at Front Royal to 4,049 ft (1,234 m) at the top of Hawksbill Mt. Heavily forested, the park contains a series of ridges and valleys, hollows, small hills, numerous streams, waterfalls, and trout-filled pools. The Appalachian TrailAppalachian Trail,
officially Appalachian National Scenic Trail,
hiking path, 2,144 mi (3,450 km) long, passing through 14 states, E United States. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKaye, forester and regional planner, and completed in 1937, the trail extends along the
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table.

Shenandoah National Park

Address:3655 US Hwy 211E
Luray, VA 22835

Size: 199,074 acres.
Established: Authorized on May 22, 1926; fully established on December 26, 1935. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976 and September 1, 1978.
Location:Headquarters is 3 miles west of Thornton Gap and 4 miles east of Luray on US 211 in Virginia. Four entrances to the park are at I-66 and US 340 to the north entrance at Front Royal, US 211 to the central entrance at Thornton Gap, US 33 to Swift Run Gap, and I-64 to the Rockfish Gap entrance at the southern end of the park and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, wildlife viewing, bicycling, auto touring, ranger-led walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road, winds through hardwood forests along the crest of this outstanding portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with spectacular vistas of the Shenandoah Valley and the Piedmont. Park features more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail (see separate entry in national trails section).

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Her favorite subjects include the cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C., and the mountains and forests of nearby Shenandoah National Park.
Each of the three movements was written specifically for different locations within Shenandoah National Park.
"Breathtaking annual 105-mile Skyline Ride through the Shenandoah National Park's Blue Ridge Mountains is called 'tree-peeping'."
Aramark Parks and Destinations, a US-based company and a division of Aramark, which offers tours at national and state parks, national forests, specialty hotels, museums, and other tourist destinations in US, has announced a new promotion at Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park, US.
The net result would be more electricity to serve Virginia's growing needs and cleaner air in the region that includes the Shenandoah National Park.
Bill Wade is retired superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Jerry Rogers is retired associate director for cultural resources, National Park Service.
"Answer at once"; letters of mountain families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938.
A report section on visibility in the nation's scenic areas such as national parks found improved visibility or decreased haze but said continued efforts are needed "to achieve natural visibility" at sites such as the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Mt.
As Doyle Ritchie mentioned, they are in the Shenandoah National Park.
One day he took me to Shenandoah National Park, and I can remember the experiences of hiking the trails, him describing the trees, catching salamanders.
Carcia was hiking alone in the Shenandoah National Park, when an incredible storm formed while he was on top of an exposed summit.
Phil James is a newspaper columnist and freelance writer currently writing a history of the mountain people and villages along Albemarle County, Virginia's western mountain border, which adjoins Shenandoah National Park.

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