Big Meadows is a recreational area along the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. In 1935, President Roosevelt used Big Meadows as the site for the dedication of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park.
Big Meadows, at an altitude of over 3500 feet, holds two state records for the greatest snowfall.
The area contains the Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center, Big Meadow Lodge, a camping and picnic area and camp store. Visitors on Skyline Drive stop by to picnic, camp, shop for souvenirs and take in the vistas. There are several hiking trails available, along with horseback riding.
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Staunton has a distinctive 19th century skyline, and several historic districts. It's the home of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and the American Shakespeare Center, as well as the Frontier Culture Museum. Photo: Hank Zimmerman