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Shenandoah Spacious Skies

See our video from the Shenandoah Valley HERE.

Misty Mountain Camp Resort

Just outside of Luray, Virginia, this campground is nestled at the top of a small hill that overlooks surrounding farm land and nearby Shenandoah National Park. The camp hosts generously placed us in a patio site that takes advantage of the gorgeous views, and also features a great patio with Adirondack chairs. We really enjoyed gathering around the cozy fire in the evenings to watch the sunset.

This campground was not too big, not too small, with nicely laid out full hook up sites. There is a great open green area in the middle with a jumping pillow, playground, and game room with a pool table. They also had a pool (that was closed for the season,) and a huge dog park that both Pippa and Rory loved.

Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park

We drove into Shenandoah National Park to make our mark on the Appalachian Trail! We hiked just a little 1.5 mile section of it at Stony Man Trailhead, but it still felt monumental to step foot on this historic trail. The views from the Stoney Man Lookout were incredible. Even though most of the autumn leaves had fallen, the tree lined rolling hills were marvelous.

Luray Caverns

The Luray Caverns is the largest cavern system in the eastern United States. We've visited both Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Lewis and Clark Caverns in Montana, so we were excited to add this to our list. We really enjoyed our walking tour through the caverns, however it was very busy and much more commercialized than any of the other caverns we've visited. Nevertheless, it is always awe-inspiring to witness the underground glory of the majestic caverns.

Shenandoah Heritage Village

Right next door to the Luray Caverns is the Shenandoah Heritage Village (AND entry is included in the price of your ticket to the caverns.) This seven-acre property is a recreation of a small 19th century farming community with restored historic buildings and a wonderful little museum. We always enjoy taking a step back in time!

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