JOHN MUIR ONCE SAID, “Who has not felt the urge to throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence?”
Virginia is within a day’s drive of over half of America’s population. Despite the number of potential visitors, Virginia’s state parks stay remarkably uncrowded — except for major holidays. There are many undiscovered gems from Tidewater to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Within a few hundred miles of the nation’s capital, a person, a couple or a family can easily find hiking trails, camping areas, fishing, boating, romantic cabins, and miles of natural beauty.