This Scenic Mountain In Virginia Is Actually An Ancient Volcano And It’s Spectacular
Picture Virginia’s gorgeous landscape. You probably conjure images of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the marshlands of the Eastern Shore, Virginia Beach, the green pastures of the Shenandoah Valley, and maybe even a cavern. Chances are, you didn’t draw up an image of a volcano, right?
You may be surprised that there are exactly two in the state of Virginia. Last year, we featured one known as Mole Hill, which is technically an active volcano. Today, we venture to the scenic town of Monterey, where an extinct volcano known as Trimble Knob quietly overlooks the landscape.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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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