Skyline Drive Status
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Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) during hunting season. Starting November 11 the north and south sections will be closed at night. The entire Drive will be closed at night starting December 9. More »
Park Hosts Special Program in July
Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are hosting another special program featuring renowned author Jeff Alt who will inspire enthusiasm and care for nature and the outdoors. The program will be held at Byrd Visitor Center at milepost 51 on Skyline Drive.
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m.: "Get Your Kids Hiking!"
This short family stroll turns a walk in the park into a fun filled multi-dimensional adventure. Family hiking expert and author of Get Your Kids Hiking, Jeff Alt, teams up with Shenandoah National Park Rangers to lead kids and accompanying adults on a short hike loaded with hands-on family hiking tips and ways to explore the outdoors. Learn how a few simple techniques and some basic equipment can turn any walk in the woods into a safe, fun-filled adventure that kids of all ages and parents will enjoy. Come prepared for a short walk. Open to children of all ages. In addition, Alt will present his A Walk for Sunshine Appalachian Trail Program at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6th in the Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge.
Jeff Alt is an expert hiker and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Alt is the author of the award-winning books, A Walk for Sunshine, Four Boots One Journey and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun. His adventures and hiking expertise have been featured in national media including: Discoverychannel.com, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, the AP, CNN-Radio, New Dimensions National Public Radio, Scholastic Parent and Child and more.
The program is free. There is a $15-per-car entrance fee to Shenandoah National Park which is good for seven days. For more information about these events and other park programs, visit the Shenandoah National Park website at http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm.
Did You Know?
Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails. Over 30% of the trails are in designated wilderness. 101 miles are part of the Appalachian Trail.