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There are several reasons to get out and hit the hiking trails during the winter months.
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There are several reasons to get out and hit the hiking trails during the winter months.
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The end of summer would be sad if it weren’t for the arrival of autumn in Virginia. It is that time of year when the green forests of the Appalachians, Piedmont and Coastal Plain turn to vibrant reds, glowing yellows, fiery oranges and deep maroons, all contrasting against a crystalline blue sky. It is time...
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There are eight different members of the woodpecker family that can be found in the State of Virginia. These include the Downy Woodpecker, the Hairy Woodpecker, the Red-headed Woodpecker, the Red-bellied Woodpecker, the Pileated Woodpecker (in the photo on right), the Northern Flicker, the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. These are resident species (except...
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Did you know: Virginia is home to one-fourth of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountains! It is also home to McAfee Knob, the #1 most visited location on the Appalachian Trail! You’re closer than you think to some of the best reviewed hiking locations and camping spots. These mountains are home to breathtaking...
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