November 13, 2015

Front Royal's Greatest Parks

The city of Front Royal is known for its recreational opportunities. Situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the confluence of the two branches of the Shenandoah River, it offers scenic beauty and outdoor activities. Today I'm sharing fresh photos of the best public parks in the city and close by.

The northern entrance to Shenandoah National Park is actually within walking distance from town, but we drive up.  Skyline Drive runs the length of the park and has numerous scenic overlooks. We have a National Parks Senior Pass so we go up there fairly often.

Often we see deer or even a bear!

The second park I want to show you is Shenandoah River State Park, also known as Andy Guest State Park. It is near the small town of Limeton along Route 340. We were there on Veterans Day to walk along the river and view dusk from Cullers Overlook.

The Carson Trail runs from Front Royal Country Club to Rockland Park. It offers lovely views of the Shenandoah River.

I'm linking up to My Town Shoot Out, Skywatch Friday, Weekend Reflections, Scenic Weekends, and Orange You Glad It's Friday.

But keep reading! There's more! 


Eastham Park is in the city of Front Royal at the point where Luray Avenue reaches the South Fork. It has soccer fields, a paved trail, a dog park, and access to a boat ramp.

The picture of the kayaker is from last month; the rest of them are very recent.

There are other parks within the city limits, including a couple of nice playgrounds and a small park in the historic district that has a gazebo where concerts are held.


  1. Magnificent views, wonderful colours of autumn and marvelous reflections. Have a lovely week ahead.

  2. What a magnificent area to wander around in. I especially love the 7th photo, it just looks so calm & peaceful there.
    Greetings from Tasmania.

  3. Great views Linda. We love to drive up this way when we can. Your photos capture it beautifully.

  4. As soon as i saw that first picture i knew where it was! Beautiful!

  5. Nice fall colors! I'd love to visit this area someday.

  6. You are indeed fortunate to live in an area surrounded by such beauty.

  7. It looks like such a beautiful area.

  8. These are wonderful photos of your beautiful scenery. You are lucky to live there.

  9. Such lovely photo's showing a beautiful place ... oh to visit!

    All the best Jan

  10. Thanks for inviting me over to see your parks. They have such beautiful natural settings. - Margy


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