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Top park recommendations from locals

National Park
“30 miles West of Charlottesville access the Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking or a scenic drive. Head South to the Parkway and North to the Skyline Drive. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Campground
“Two Mountain Lakes in National Forest Recreation area. Great Swimming (with Beach) trails, picnicing, hiking, camping.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Outdoor recreational area for water lovers. Open to the public everyday except Saturday.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The Nature foundation has a great indoor hands on area and plans group hikes and activities; across from the Wintergreen pool and spa”
  • 11 locals recommend
Campground
“A great place to go rent tubes and float the James River from Bent Creek to the park. The park has a shuttle service in addition to canoe and tube rentals.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful hike out a fire road that links up to the Appalachian Trail and the hike up to three ridges. Also makes a wonderful morning run for the very adventurous from the property to the Appalachian trail is about 4 miles round trip.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful state park and very family friendly. Swimming areas, and separate kayak / canoeing areas (no gas motors). Good bass and blue gill fishing. Lots of camping areas, and trails around the lake and mountains. Costs a few dollars for a self-pay parking area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Great natural playground with hiking trails. The adjoining Rockfish Valley Foundation - Nature Center is open on weekends and has a great space for children with the natural history theme.”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
  • 1 local recommends
National Park
“This is another great way to see our beautiful mountains. Drive or bike through this lovely area. You will find numerous trails also if you are into hiking.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Virginians are never without opportunities for adventure. Whether that be a forested trail, a mountain overlook, or a beautiful day trip to the beach, there are countless ways to appreciate the scenic landscape. And then…there are some truly thrilling opportunities. Take the suspended bridge over the Tye River for example. On the one hand, it offers a breathtaking view of the landscape yet on the other hand, the thought of setting foot on this particular walkway could make your head dizzy. Located in Nelson County, the Tye River suspension bridge can be accessed from the Appalachian Trail.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 2 locals recommend