Shenandoah Nat’l Park – It’s Cool & there are Waterfalls!

Hike in Shenandoah National Park to Cooling Waterfalls

Here is an idea to beat the heat with a  hike to waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park near Charlottesville and the surrounding area.

When the weather turns disgusting like this (late July 2019), with temperatures in the nineties, we have to accept that gardening is out of the question.  For us,  a trip to Shenandoah National Park is required.  It will take us about 30 minutes to be parked and beginning our hike to one of the many waterfalls in the Park.  It’s 10-15 degrees cooler there in general, and once you hike into the canopy and towards the waterfall, well… it’s Heaven :-).

Waterfalls at Shenandoah National Park

photo cover of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Outdoor Recreation Guide

 

There are LOADS of fun, outdoor recreational opportunities in the Charlottesville area. The best resource we’ve found is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Recreation Guide, developed by Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Activities in the guide include hiking, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing , kayaking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, and more. Also, there are website links to visit for more detailed information. Above all else, there is something fun for everyone here!

 


 

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