Expert Travel Advice to Shenandoah National Park

Top Answers To Shenandoah National Park Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    If you are not bringing your own kayaks, it will be difficult to find overnight kayak rentals. Downriver Canoe Company offers kayak rentals in Bentonville. The following website will assist you in finding lodging in the area: http://bit.ly/cHSjMZ I hope this helps you in travel planning. Have a great trip!
  • Alistair answered:
    Peak foliage in the North Carolina area of the Blue Ridge Parkway is typically the end of October, beginning of November, though I think should see plenty of color around October 21st, particularly at the higher elevations. If you're coming down from the north, you might also get some color along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, which leads into the Blue Ridge Parkway. Both North Carolina's and Virginia's tourism boards do a good job of tracking the fall-foliage color, though they haven't yet started reporting for this year. But if you bookmark following websites, you'll be able to get updates starting around mid- to late September: http://www.virginia.org/Fall/ http://www.exploreasheville.com/seasonal-fun/fall/color-report/ Lastly, our sister site, GORP.com, includes a good resource for all things fall, include color tracker and recommended regional drives and hikes: http://www.gorp.com/fall-foliage/index-sp.html
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    With a few exceptions, dogs (and other pets) or all sizes are allowed in the park, but they must be leashed and under control at all times. More information at: http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/pets.htm
  • Anonymous user answered:
    On the way to Bentonville, you might want to check out the rentals from either Hawksbill Bicycles (http://www.hawksbillbicycles.com) or Appalachian Outdoors Adventures (http://www.appalachianoutdoorsadventures.com) in Luray. I'd also recommend calling the shop ahead of time to get their take on the best local places to ride for your grandkids. I'm not convinced Shenandoah River State Park is the best spot as it looks like you'll either be riding on regular roadway (not ideal for newbie riders) or just cruising the gravel paths around the campground (a bit dull, maybe).

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