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5 Favorite Trails at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia

Everybody knows you can find the wild ponies on the Appalachian Trail just outside Grayson Highlands State Park. Or at least, I think everybody knows that. But I find most people do not know the state park nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of Southwest Virginia boasts 17 trails for hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, or mountain biking.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia

I had only been on the Appalachian Trail for about thirty minutes and I’d already come across a field of wild ponies, viewed a breathtaking panorama from the top of a rocky outcropping, and I could see the tallest mountain in Virginia nearby. This is exactly why Grayson Highlands State Park is one of the best places to access the Appalachian Trail. And exactly why I do it at least once every year.

10 Places to Visit in October in the Southeastern United States

That cool, brisk, humid-free fall air is finally upon us. The days are getting shorter, and the green is fading from the leaves. People are talking about pumpkin spice everything and Halloween is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but this time of year I’m ready for a little trip somewhere.

Choose Your Own Adventure at Cascade Falls in Pembroke, VA

I had heard about the raging, magnificent Cascade Falls for years. I had seen photos captured during the summer and winter months. Dozens of people had recommended I visit this place. But I was not prepared for the adventure ahead or the majesty of what I was about to find. I was about to embark on a three-hour tour of the Appalachian Mountains that I would never forget!

My Snowy Adventure to the Summit of Whitetop Mountain, Virginia

Planning a travel photography trip around blooming spring flowers, the peak of the summer tourism season, or the peak of fall foliage is fairly simple. You have to work around weather conditions such as a cloudy days and thunderstorms, but you at least know you have a 2-3 week period to capture the best photos during these peak seasons. However, planning a photography trip around a heavy snowfall is perhaps one of the most difficult subjects to plan for great landscape photos.