Category Archives: Hiking & Outdoors

7 Places to See Spring Wildflowers in Virginia (& Nearby)

Wildflower Meadow, Virginia

Are you looking for the best places to see spring wildflowers in Virginia? This guide will show you where (and when!) to find the colorful beauties! This is a guide to where to see Virginia spring wildflowers, including some options in local areas outside of Virginia.  Let us know where your favorite destination for wildflowers […]

10 Best Easy Hikes in Shenandoah National Park (+ Map!)

Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park 2

Are you a beginner hiker or traveling with kids to Shenandoah? These easy hikes in Shenandoah National Park are perfect for your trip! In total, Shenandoah National Park has 236 trails and they range from easy day hikes to difficult overnighters.  In fact, a large portion of the Appalachian Trail passes through Virginia and Shenandoah […]

7 Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park

Overall run falls in the fallOverall Run waterfall

If you love waterfalls as much as I do, you will be obsessed over these incredible waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park! There are several amazing Shenandoah National Park waterfalls.  We have picked a handful of our favorites and many of them are reachable with an easy hike within the park (and are accessible from Skyline […]

Everything to Know Before Visiting First Landing State Park

Rainbow sheen in Cypress Swamp at First Landing State Park

If you’re planning a trip to First Landing State Park, you should definitely do your research before going. This is a First Landing State Park travel guide including what to do, why you should visit, and more! About First Landing State Park Just outside of Virginia Beach is the historic and beautiful First Landing State […]

Shenandoah National Park in Winter: Is It Worth Visiting?

Winter in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

One of my favorite places in Virginia (and the US as a whole) is Shenandoah National Park. The park comes to mind when people think of fall, but there is plenty to keep one occupied in Shenandoah National Park in winter. This is a guide to winter in Shenandoah National Park– including what to do, […]

10 Best Trails for Hiking Near and In Charlottesville (All Levels)

Appalachian Trail Virginia hiking near Charlottesville : Best hiking near Charlottesville

The historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia is often associated with the University of Virginia and once being the home of Thomas Jefferson.  However, this Virginia city is the perfect place to get outdoors and soak in the fresh air.  One of the most popular activities for active travelers is to go on an adventure hiking […]