Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia along the Shenandoah River. The famous Skyline Drive traverses the mountain ridgeline for 105 miles providing countless amazing panoramas. The famous Appalachian Trail runs through the park, as well.
This year is my first time buying an Annual Parks Pass. I could barely contain my excitement!
The park has a sinister history like so many other parks. Many small homestead families were forcibly removed from the area to create the park. Although some families accepted the pay out to move, many were displaced. The region has been inhabited for 9000 years, but because of the recent history of white people being displaced, most of the information discusses them as the only previous inhabitants rather than any indigenous people who were displaced previously.
Another day, another picnic lunch. Our go to on this trip was tuna wraps!
After we visited the park, we stopped at Ox-Eye Vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley. We had a wine tasting and bought some bottles to enjoy later. Thankfully, everyone was wearing masks and they had a patio we could sit at to sip our wine, making it an overall safe COVID experience.