Only about 80 miles outside of DC and 100 miles outside of our former home in RVA, is Shenandoah National Park. This massive swath of land contains some of the most beautiful scenery in VA. There’s hiking, waterfalls, camping, loads of nature, animals everywhere, AND it’s part of the Appalachian Trail!
It is certainly one of the most serene and beautiful places I’ve been in during the fall season. We camped and hiked on a very, very, cold and rainy October weekend. The pictures don’t really do the beauty of this place justice, but it’s a good start.