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Shenandoah National Park- This site was the East's first national park opening in 1936 after a massive purchase of private land. It extends through northwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains.
Shenandoah River State Park- One of Virginia's newest parks and still in the development stage, it promises to be a favorite for both the instate and out-of-state visitor. This park is host to Virginia's first Youth Conservation Corps program.
Sky Meadows State Park- Sky Meadows State Park is located in Clarke and Fauquier counties on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The beautiful vistas make this a peaceful getaway for equestrians, hikers and picnickers.

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Description - It is located near Shenandoah National Park, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the Shenandoah River "Andy Guest" State Park and Sky Meadows State Park. Nearby is Great North Mountain at 2,833 feet, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns and some of Virginia's award-winning wineries. The Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center is home of a Patsy Cline display and offers an 18 minute video of area highlights and provides maps, merchandise, dining, lodging and Civil War trails information.

Recreation - Sky Meadows State Park offers camping and trail access to the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah River State Park is new park with hiking trails and canoeing facilities being built. Shenandoah National Park is world famous for its scenic value.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - Winchester is located in the northwest corner of Virginia off Interstate 81, U.S. 17 and U.S. 522.


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Contact Information:
Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center, 1360 South Pleasant Valley Road , Winchester, VA, 22601, Phone: 800-662-1360

Additional Information:
Shenandoah Valley Travel Region - The Shenandoah Valley Travel Region is home to two State Parks, one National Park, the Appalachian Trail, several natural area preserves, several large lakes and the lovely Skyline Drive.
Virginia Community Areas - Virginia is characterized by the rolling mountains and deciduous forests of the western region of the state. Beaches, marshes and a plethora of historic properties also bring millions of tourists to the state each year.

Links:
Consortium of Tourist Attractions & Museums - Local Interests
Shenandoah National Park - Official agency website
Shenandoah River State Park - Official agency Website
Sky Meadows State Park - Official agency Website
State Guide - Destination Research Made Simple
Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center - Local Interests

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