Shenandoah National Park
Wildflowers & Waterfalls
May 7 – 13, 2023
Embark on a special adventure into Shenandoah National Park. There’s a little bit of something for everyone on this trip. Having the best of all worlds, we will hike a different trail each day, enjoy a plethora of birds and wildflowers, paddle on the famed Shenandoah River, drive Skyline Drive and have the pleasure of staying at Skyland Lodge, located in the heart of Shenandoah National Park.
Your guide is a naturalist and wildlife biologist who will provide naturalist interpretation to enhance your experience of this scenic and diverse landscape. Enjoy new discoveries and become more aware of the natural world and its inhabitants. Over 1300 species of vascular plants thrive here and 200 species of birds and 50 species of mammals make their home in these habitats.
Established in 1935, Shenandoah National Park straddles a beautiful 100-mile stretch (300 square miles) of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Southern Appalachian Mountain range. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west. Over 70,000 acres of this 196,000-acre park are designated wilderness.
Dominated by hardwood forests, this park includes a variety of habitats. Lush forests, quiet hollows, rocky ridges and rolling hills characterize this park and its trails.
Trip Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Trip Dates: May 7 – 13 (Sunday to Saturday), 2023
Trip Cost: $2835 Single Supplement $617 (limited)
**Trip Cost is based on the minimum group size of 4 participants**If 3 pax, add $285; 2 pax, add $795. Trip Highlights and Activities: Naturalist interpretation; Hiking in Shenandoah National Park; Birdwatching; paddling on the Shenandoah River; natural history interpretation; wildflowers; waterfalls; outstanding scenery; wildlife watching; botanizing; photography; staying at beautifully located lodging inside the Park Group Size: 4 (min) – 8 (max) participants (pax).
Spring in Shenandoah
Spring is an incredible time to enjoy wildflowers, birds and other wildlife as we travel through Shenandoah National Park. Every spring, the mountains of the southeastern United States produce some of the most vibrant and diverse woodland wildflower displays in the world!
We will be in Shenandoah National Park during peak spring wildflower bloom! Additionally, birds are very visible as they flood the forests and fields, filling the air with their vibrant songs.
Weather in Shenandoah can be quite changeable and variable. In the spring, we can expect highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s at lower elevations. The park’s higher elevations encourage as much as a 10-degree difference - great hiking weather. We will be prepared for a range of temperatures, along with the possibility of some spring rains,
For more detailed weather information visit www.weather.com. For more information on Shenandoah National Park, including climate, visit www.nps.gov/shen.
Naturalist Guided Tour, Eco Tours, Hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains, Spring Wildflowers, Wildlife Viewing, Birdwatching, Mountain Vistas, Panoramic Views, Waterfalls, Paddling, Canoeing and Kayaking on the Shenandoah River, Photography, Accommodations Inside the National Park, Black Bears, White-tailed Deer, Peregrine Falcon