This Natural Wonders Road Trip Will Show You Virginia Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
If you’ve lived in Virginia for any amount of time, chances are you’re familiar with the wide array of natural treasures that can be found here. And if you haven’t had the chance to see them all, now’s your chance. This road trip maps out some of the most breathtaking geological features of our state, all in a convenient loop that will make for an unforgettable road trip. Fill up your tank — it’s time to start exploring! Click here for the interactive map of this natural wonders road trip in Virginia.
Side note: The duration of the trip is roughly 15 hours, so you can plan on making stops at some charming local accommodations along the way.
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We know that not all of Virginia’s spectacular natural wonders are featured on this trip, but this natural wonders road trip in Virginia will provide an excellent start. Have you visited any of these beautiful places? We’d love to hear about your experience!
Address: Crabtree Falls, Massies Mill, VA 22976, USA
Address: Natural Bridge, VA 24578, USA
Address: Burkes Garden, VA 24651, USA
Address: Natural Tunnel Pkwy, Duffield, VA 24244, USA
Address: 627 Commission Cir, Breaks, VA 24607, USA
Address: Luray Caverns Service Rd, Luray, VA 22835, USA
Address: Falling Spring Falls, Falling Spring, VA 24445, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center
Natural wonders road trip in Virginia
August 11, 2020
What are the best little known attractions in Virginia?
Now that you’ve learned about some of the state’s most famous natural wonders, you might be curious to learn more about the best little known attractions in Virginia. These places are off-the-beaten-path but well worth the effort it takes to get there. Some of Virginia’s coolest hidden gems include Highland County (also known as Virginia’s Little Switzerland), Caledon State Park, Kiptopeke State Park, Carvin’s Cove near Roanoke, Devil’s Bathtub, and the Bluebell Trail. You can read more about these places and start planning your itinerary.
What are the best outdoor adventures in Virginia?
Virginia can easily be described as a playground for outdoor adventures. From the mountains to the rivers, lakes, and ocean, there are endless opportunities for appreciating all that this state has to offer. For some of the best outdoor adventures in Virginia, you might try your hand at any of the following: hiking a portion of the famous Appalachian Trail, canoeing down the James River, camping at False Cape State Park, driving down Back of the Dragon, riding your bike along the Virginia Creeper Trail, parasailing over Virginia Beach, and exploring the Great Dismal Swamp. Looking for more inspiration? Here are the 11 very best day trips you can take in Virginia.
What are the oldest attractions in Virginia?
When it comes to natural attractions in Virginia, there are many that have been around for millions upon millions of years. These include the New River, which is the second-oldest river in the world, and the Appalachian Mountains, which some consider to be one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges. There are manmade attractions in Virginia that have also been around for several hundred years. These include Jamestown Church, Broad Bay Manor, Bacon’s Castle, Willowdale, and Toddsbury. You can learn more about the Jamestown Church by reading one of our previous articles.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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