Shenandoah National Park is beautiful and relatively quiet in December. It felt like we had the Skyline Drive all to ourselves! It is a really fun drive through the park with great views at every turn.
There are 75 scenic overlooks on Skyline Drive and it takes about 3 hours to drive the length.
We were lucky enough to be greeted early into our adventure by a family of black bears just off of Skyline. They made their way quickly into the trees when we turned the corner and saw them and we made sure to give mamma bear her space and moved on.
It was a cold day and overcast but these views are fantastic!
It was a great start to our short week in Shenandoah!