Here’s The Ultimate Bucket List For Virginians Who Are Obsessed With Nature

Do you consider yourself to be a nature enthusiast? If so, you’ve probably ventured to many of the best natural attractions in Virginia. However, living in the Old Dominion also means constantly adding new destinations to your bucket list. In fact, we’d argue that even the most avid explorers haven’t exhausted the following bucket list of outdoor adventures in Virginia. And if you have, you’re entitled to some serious bragging rights. The following destinations will take you to the coast, the mountains, and everywhere in between.

So lace up those hiking boots, pack plenty of water and snacks, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, folks! Without further ado, we present to you some of the best natural attractions in Virginia.

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What are your thoughts on this bucket list of some of the best natural attractions in Virginia? Which destinations would you add? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment or a suggestion below.

For additional ideas on things to do in Virginia, check out this list of seriously underrated attractions.

Address: Compton Peak, South River, VA 22610, USA
Address: 2186 Savage Neck Rd Drive, Cape Charles, VA 23310, USA
Address: Panther Falls, 3, VA 24521, USA
Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA
Address: 1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589, USA
Address: Birch Knob Dr, Clintwood, VA 24228, USA
Address: New River Trail, Galax, VA 24333, USA
Address: 2854 Park Blvd, Marion, VA 24354, USA
Address: Virginia, USA
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Best Natural Attractions In Virginia

January 25, 2021

Does Virginia have any hidden gems?

As you might have guessed from reading our above article highlighting some of the best natural attractions in Virginia, our state is positively brimming with beautiful destinations. Of course, there are plenty of under-the-radar places that are worthy of your attention as well. Some of Virginia’s most impressive hidden gems include the following: the Great Stalacpipe Organ at Luray Caverns, Bear’s Den Overlook in Bluemont, the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy in Bull Run, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Alexandria, Crozet Tunnel in Afton, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Kiptopeke State Park’s Concrete Fleet in Cape Charles, and the Potomac Heritage Trail. We share a road trip to some of our favorite Virginia hidden gems here.

What are some of the least-crowded trails in Virginia?

If you’re looking to go for a beautiful hike, you’re likely craving solace and alone time in nature. Fortunately, there are plenty of trails in Virginia that are relatively uncrowded, especially if you can visit them during the offseason. That’s even true at a destination as popular as Shenandoah National Park, which showcases some of the most beautiful trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The following is a list of trails at Shenandoah National Park where you can avoid the crowds: Sugarloaf Loop, a 5-mile hike that’s rated as moderate; Knob Mountain at Jeremy’s Run, located at Mile Post 24; Hazel River Falls, located at Mile Post 33.5; Millers Head, located at Mile Post 42.5, and Chimney Rock, a 3.5-mile out-and-back trail rated as moderate and located at Mile Post 90. Read about more awesome trail hikes in Virginia here.

What’s the most popular outdoor attraction in Virginia?

Without a doubt, Shenandoah National Park is among the most famous of Virginia’s attractions. The 300-square-mile park includes a stunning drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains known as Skyline Drive, and it spans 105 miles. Those who visit Shenandoah National Park love to take advantage of the park’s incredible trail system as well as the beautiful overlooks that span Skyline Drive. Shenandoah National Park is also an amazing destination for camping, stargazing, and learning about our state’s history. Click here to check out one of our favorite hikes in Shenandoah National Park.

Address: Compton Peak, South River, VA 22610, USA
Address: 2186 Savage Neck Rd Drive, Cape Charles, VA 23310, USA
Address: Panther Falls, 3, VA 24521, USA
Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA
Address: 1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589, USA
Address: Birch Knob Dr, Clintwood, VA 24228, USA
Address: New River Trail, Galax, VA 24333, USA
Address: 2854 Park Blvd, Marion, VA 24354, USA
Address: Virginia, USA