On July 3rd, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia will turn 75 years old, and the official celebration just took place over the weekend. With that in mind, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at the park. NASA has just released an image taken last fall at the height of leaf-peeping season, as autumn is one of the more popular times of year at the park, and it’s quite an awesome image.
To see that image for yourself in Google Earth, simply load up this KML file .
While you’re there, take some time to explore other areas of the park. The celebration occurred at Big Meadows (KML ), a popular gathering spot for people that travel down skyline drive. The Appalachian Trail passes right near Big Meadows as part of its 2181 mile stretch as well.
Another popular destination in the park is Old Rag Mountain, which reaches a height of 3291 ft (KML). Thanks to Google Earth’s new mountain features, it also showcases a tour that gives you a brief spin around the mountain.
Have any of you had a chance to visit Shenandoah yet? If so, what was your favorite part of the park?