America's Best Winter Drives

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Check out the season’s cold-weather beauty from the comfort of your car on these top winter drives.

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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Starting Point: Front Royal, VA

The Route: 105 miles on Skyline Drive

What to Expect: The Blue Ridge Mountains can sparkle under a morning frost to rival any alpine landscape in North America. Skyline Drive carries travelers right along their spine, with bucolic views out over the valleys. In winter, waterfalls crystallize and many of the more than 500 miles of trails in Shenandoah National Park remain open for snowshoe and ski enthusiasts.

Where to Stop: Of the several picnic areas open during the winter, Elkwallow and South River are perfect habitats to spy winter songbirds, raptors, and mammals.

America's Best Winter Drives

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Starting Point: Front Royal, VA

The Route: 105 miles on Skyline Drive

What to Expect: The Blue Ridge Mountains can sparkle under a morning frost to rival any alpine landscape in North America. Skyline Drive carries travelers right along their spine, with bucolic views out over the valleys. In winter, waterfalls crystallize and many of the more than 500 miles of trails in Shenandoah National Park remain open for snowshoe and ski enthusiasts.

Where to Stop: Of the several picnic areas open during the winter, Elkwallow and South River are perfect habitats to spy winter songbirds, raptors, and mammals.

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