The Colors of Autumn
Skyline Drive, Virginia was voted the #1 place in North America to see the colors of autumn. This 105-mile stretch of highway in northern Virginia winds through Shenandoah National Park. It features almost 75 mountain overlooks and forests chockful of colorful sumac, locust, sassafras, scarlet oak, red maple and sweet gum trees—a combination that makes for a brilliant blending of reds and yellows that stretches on for miles. October is prime viewing month for the colors in the park. If you have time, pick up the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue through the southern part of the state, into the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. If you prefer to go on foot, Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails through the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is about 75 miles from Washington, D.C., making it a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital and get back to nature.
You can make one of Montfair’s cozy cottages your home base and see these spectacular views. Montfair is centrally located a short 25 minute drive from the top of Afton Mountain where the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway meet. You can also discover the two hidden back entrance gems of the Shenandoah National Park a short 10 – 15 minute drive way from your cottage.
Give us a call at 434-823-5202 and we will be happy to help you plan your Skyline Drive itinerary, direct you towards local information and let you know Montfair’s cottage availability!