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Skyline Drive

View from Rattlesnake Point on Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Skyline Drive is the 105-mile Scenic Byway in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The drive follows the crest of the mountain the entire length of the park. Seventy-five overlooks provide spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Piedmont. Built at the height of the Great Depression, Skyline Drive is a testament to the expanding national interest in conservation, outdoor public recreation, and regional planning that began the 1920s and reached a peak in the 1930s. It is the backbone of Shenandoah National Park and one of the nation’s most popular recreational roadways.

Photo: View from Rattlesnake Point on Skyline Drive

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