On our annual car migration from Jacksonville to Montréal we stopped first in Roanoke, VA and the next morning drove through the Shenandoah NP on our way up to PA. This park is located on the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway and consists of a 105 mile drive through the park with various lookout points and visitor centers along the way. I think it took us about 3 hours to make the drive, stopping to take in a sandwich and to take in a Visitor’s Center.
The mountain-laurel were in bloom and made for a nice contrast in the wooded areas. Along the roadside the plants were profuse in some areas and very beautiful.