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Closest Mountains to Norfolk

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Closest Mountains to Norfolk

My husband and I will be visiting our son in Norfolk for 2 weeks. We are thinking about spending a couple of nights in the mountains. We don't mind travelling 3-4 hours to get into a nice area. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Closest Mountains to Norfolk

Look up Wintergreen Resort. It's west and a bit south of Charlottesville.

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2. Re: Closest Mountains to Norfolk

There are good choices for mountain locations within about 4 hours of Norfolk. Here are a few to consider (depending on your timeframe, government shutdown may affect Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and other federal areas):

Shenandoah NP, beautiful park, 2 SNP lodges and other hotels and B&B's in nearby Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton etc. By staying in a nearby town you can still enjoy the mountain experience even if SNP is not accessible.

Peaks of Otter located at milepost 89 of Blue Ridge Parkway, lodge, 3 beautiful mountains are focal point of area and great hiking, nearby Bedford has a wonderful WW II Memorial, very unique and on a scale with memorials in DC.

For recorded information status of Blue Ridge Parkway call 828-298-0398. As of this writing, the BRP roadway is open but restrooms, visitor centers are closed. If interested in lodge at Peaks of Otter contact the lodge for status.

Virginia State Parks are wonderful, clean, usually have lodging in the park, scenic, trails and open during the federal closures. Some with mountains to consider:

Shenandoah River SP, Douthat SP, Grayson Highlands SP (about 6 hr drive BUT well worth it!).

dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/state_park.shtml

Also consider mountain parks in western NC for example Hanging Rock SP about 4.5 hr from Norfolk.

ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/by_map/western.php

Hope this helps.

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3. Re: Closest Mountains to Norfolk

Thanks for the information. Hopefully the state parks will be open by the time we get there.

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4. Re: Closest Mountains to Norfolk

You could just go to Charlottesville and tour Monticello and get a lovely view of mountains from there. You could them go south to Lynchburg and visit Thomas Jefferson s other home, Poplar Forest. www.poplarforest.org

The Virginia and north Carolina STATE parks are all OPEN, they are not affected by the federal dysfunction. there are plenty of state and privately owned attractions to see!

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5. Re: Closest Mountains to Norfolk

Can anyone suggest a cottage, resort, etc.?

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