Charlottesville apple picking

Charlottesville apple picking is fun for the whole family

There are a few things that really make fall come to life—the changing foliage and freshly sharpened pencils come to mind—but nothing is quite so autumnal as apple picking. Indulge in the season with a visit to Carter Mountain Orchard, the quintessential location for Charlottesville apple picking. As one of three Chiles Family Orchards (check out their website,, … [Read more...]

Shenandoah fall foliage

View the Spectacular Shenandoah Fall Foliage

Shenandoah fall foliage peaks at different times depending on the area, but October is the best bet for seeing the most spectacular shows. Tracking Shenandoah fall foliage If you’d like to plan a visit to take advantage of the Shenandoah fall foliage—and we think you definitely should!—there are several ways to keep track and pick your moment. To follow the turning season from afar, go to … [Read more...]

Shenandoah hiking trails

5 Stunning Shenandoah Hiking Trails to Experience

Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some of the park’s trails lead to a waterfall or overlook while others are forested with incredible panoramas of wilderness. Note: the most important information before you attempt any Shenandoah hiking trails is the difficulty rating. Here's how to determine trail difficulty by listed … [Read more...]