RV Travel Fun In Virginia
There is just no better way to see the beautiful state of Virginia than by RV. Traveling by RV allows one to take time and smell the roses, or in this case, see the Smoky Mountains, the Shenandoah River and Luray Caverns to name just a few of the attractions waiting in Virginia.
Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway for that country road that John Denver sang about. This spectacular highway connects the Skyline Drive in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Pass by impressive scenery such as Humpback Rocks where you can take a tour of farm buildings from the 19th century. Later, enjoy a picnic on the shore of the James River which crosses Virginia and goes all the way to the Atlantic – this is a perfect spot to camp in before continuing your journey in Virginia. See the stunning views at the Peaks of Otter and stop by the Blue Ridge Music Center (created to preserve Virginia’s historic music) where you might hear the strum of a banjo or the song of a fiddle.
This famous river is around 150 miles long and runs through Virginia and West Virginia. The Shenandoah River is popular with water enthusiasts for tubing, rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Few things compare to floating down the Shenandoah on a tube. There is no need to paddle or steer because the gentle current of the Shenandoah carries you along. Many people take another tube along; this one filled with drinks and snacks. Kick back and relax; just be sure to take a hat and sunscreen because the sun can get intense.
There are many outfitters who will rent out equipment and even drop you off/pick you up (since all of these activities leave you several miles down the river). After a fun day on the river you can spend the night in Shenandoah River State Park. The park has many lovely campsites, fresh water, picnic shelters, showers and everything else you might need.
These caverns, which are over 4,000,000 centuries old, were discovered in 1878. Since then they have had millions of visitors and have become Eastern America’s most popular caves. See breath-taking flowstones like Titania’s Veil which is a white formation of pure calcite, Saracen’s Tent which looks like a flowing parted curtain and the Dream Lake which, although the biggest lake in the caverns, is just around 20 inches deep. Stop and listen to the Stalacpipe Organ; the largest musical instrument in the world is actually 3 ? acres of stalactites which, when hit with a rubber mallet, produce symphonic quality tones.
Across the parking lot of Luray Caverns, the Garden Maze is worth a visit. Eight-foot tall hedges have been cultivated into a maze a half-mile long. It is easy to get lost in these tall and winding hedges but there is a tall platform standing out for those who get lost.
Virginia may be advertised as being for lovers, but actually, it is for RV travelers; those adventurous people who love to travel, explore, seek out new places and “boldly go where no one has gone before”.
Marley Martinerin is a regular contributor to a number of sites and writes articles about such topics as feeding your bichon frise, and bichon frise housebreaking.