I’ve always wanted to travel on Skyline Drive, and today Al and I got the opportunity. The total distance is 109 miles which runs the entire length of the Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The nearest city to our entrance was Front Royal, VA. We started at the North entrance at SR 340 and drove about 50 miles to the first exit at SR 211 in Thornton Gap.
It was a beautiful day for the ride – no rain, just blue skies. The combination of different trees and foliage made the drive colorful and awesome. Nature is truly amazing!!
Since Al qualified, we were able to avoid the entrance fee of $20 a private vehicle. We paid $10 for a lifetime membership for all National Parks. In fact, as long as one person in the car has a lifetime membership, everyone in the car can enter the national park free of charge!