Fall Leaf-Peeping In Shenandoah National Park

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Fall in Shenandoah National Park is one of the most magical times of year thanks to the changing foliage. Timing your visit is chancy, as more than a little serendipity, and the weather, influence the changing leaves.

There are long lines, both to get into the park and to enter a restroom, but there also are richly hued forests and wonderful leaf-littered paths to explore.

This slideshow was compiled from photographs taken the last "peak" days of 2012, October 21-23.

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Your video slideshow images are a reminder of a lovely visit to Shenandoah on the 23rd of October 2012.

We found all of the beauty shown here and >more!< Traffic was easy to manage and a short wait for lunch at Big Meadows was worth it for their delicious food. A walk in Big Meadows to see last blooms of the gentian and opening milkweed seed pods' silk in the breeze was a "bonus round." I've over 300 images of SNP autumn colors to enjoy during cold gray days of winter. It was the perfect day for Witch-hazel blooming trees prolific along the Drive's woodsedge.

Praises for Shenandoah National Park, its Drive through roadside flowers beauty and for the park management by its Supt. and rangers.