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Wed, Jul 10

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Front Royal

Skyline Drive Cruise Chairperson Lisa Kemp

Join us for a curvy scenic ride down Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park.

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Front Royal, Front Royal Entrance Station, 17157 Skyline Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630, USA

About The Event

Meet at 8:00 - 8:15 AM at

Tractor Supply; 40 Shippensburg Shopping Center; Shippensburg PA 17257. We

will depart at 8:30 AM

We will travel to Front Royal, VA via interstate. We will stop

at a Sheetz in Martinsburg VA for a bathroom break. Then we will travel to

Spelunker’s Restaurant (116 South St, Front Royal VA) for an early lunch at

11:00 AM.

Spelunker’s is an acclaimed restaurant that specializes in burgers made from

chuck steak and brisket that are mixed twice daily. Their hot dogs are all beef

and served on a New England style bun. They are also known for their chili and

frozen custard. They have been praised by the Washington Post, the Northern

Virginia Magazine and the Washingtonian Magazine named them on their list

of “Fantastic Foodie Getaways”.

After lunch we will enter Skyline Drive which is part of the National Park

Service. Bring your annual or lifetime National Park pass if you have one.

Otherwise the cost is $30 per vehicle payable by cash or credit.

Skyline Drive is 105 miles long with numerous lookouts along the way. We will

be stopping at many. There are lookouts on both sides of the mountain range.

Big Meadows Lodge/ Harry F Byrd Visitor Center is at MM51. We will be

stopping there to visit the visitor center and at the Lodge you may visit the New

Market Taproom for a specialty drink, beer or glass of local wine. You may also

want to try a hearty slice of Shenandoah’s Signature Blackberry Ice Cream Pie in

the Spottswood Dining Room. Depending on timing the Spottswood Dining is

open until 2:30 PM and the New Market Taproom opens at 2:30 PM. So we will

try to arrive by 2 PM so everyone can enjoy both places if they want.

Skyline Drive ends at Waynesboro VA. The total distance we will have traveled

at this point is 216 miles. At this point the cruise will end. You may elect to stay

overnight in the area or jump on the interstate and travel back home. The ride

home is approximately 2 hours and 44 minutes from Waynesboro VA.

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