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Bruce Henderson Natural Outdoors BILL CRABTREE JR. Walk the Virginia Appalachian Trail Triple Crown ` Inset: Shenandoah National Park; Above: McAfee Knob, Roanoke by Kurt Rheinheimer My wife - the greatest day hiker of them all - and I didn't set out to hike all 550 beautiful miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Virginia, but over a three-plus year period of day hikes, it worked out that way. Along the way, we enjoyed not only great lunches, dinners and overnights, but also got to see the very best vistas on those AT miles - the most by far of any of the 14 states the trail traverses. Don't have time just now to take that on? Well, here are three unique spots - from far south to central to northern, that combine a signature Appalachian Trail view and experience with a fine dinner that evening and a cozy place to stay for the night. About the Writer Kurt Rheinheimer, author of the award-winning short story collection "Little Criminals" and editor-inchief at LeisureMedia360, has hiked with his wife Gail every weekend for more than 10 years, with most of those hikes taking place across Virginia from mile-high Mount Rogers to 16-foot elevation Lake Drummond and downright sea-level beach trails. 77

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015