Parks & Preserves: A Photo Tour

Scenic parks and preserves are a defining part of the landscape in the Capital Region USA. Discover major national parks, diverse state parks and thriving wildlife refuges.

Hiking in Virginia
Hiking in Virginia
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Hiking on Little Stony Man Mountain, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park includes 500 miles of hiking trails. This mountain, the second highest peak, has some of the best views.

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Noted for its beauty, this 469-mile National Scenic Byway runs along the Blue Ridge mountain chain, which is part of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Wild ponies on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia

This 14,000-acre refuge is home to the Chincoteague Pony, a breed of wild horse which legend claims swam ashore after escaping a shipwrecked Spanish galleon.

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