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Suggested Rides in the Staunton Virginia area

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Next week we are hauling the bikes down to a KOA in Staunton Virginia for the Labor Day weekend. We were planning to ride Skyline Drive, but any other good routes in the area or places to go see that are recommended? This is our first time taking the converted horse trailer/RV with the bikes. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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If going north on Skyline Drive, when you reach the end, should you just go back the same way or is there another route that you would suggest?

We have gone to Luray Caverns in the past...so my wife says....I vaguely remember it.

Keep the suggestions coming!
It looks like Seneca Rocks, Cannan Valley State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park are all in the same area. Are there good trails to hike and things to see, or is this just a good place to ride through/around?

We like photography, so any good sites would be appreciated. And if we can get pictures with the Strykers in it...all the better.
We returned from our trip to Staunton VA. It was a nice weekend and a very successful attempt with our converted living quarters horse (and now motorcycle) trailer.

One day we road up 340 to Front Royal and got on Skyline Drive. That was a nice ride, but the overlooks and 35mph get old by mile marker 70. Add to that, we got caught in a big rain storm at mm 50, and decided to hike down to the falls to try and keep dryer. Lucky we found a big rock outcrop and stayed fairly dry for the 30 minutes rain storm. We will go back but I know we won't do the entire 103 miles. With the photography interest we stopped at a lot of the lookouts for good photo opps. The highlight was seeing a small black bear right along the roadway.

Sunday we went south to Natural Bridge and the Safari. The Safari was really cool with all the animals. We rode the wagon and all the animals would come right up to be fed. It was a really nice place, very well kept and with a knowledgeable staff. The Natural Bridge, caverns and wax museum were OK but nothing spectacular. We only had two full days so we didn't get to go north to Blackwater Falls. We will go back in the fall and do some more exploring.

I'll post some pics in the coming days.

Thanks again for the information.
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And I didn't even mind 45mph, but when you get behind the guy doing 25 mph and won't pull over, that got irritating. But it is still a nice drive and we will go back. I wanted to walk around Big Meadow, but we still had 45 miles to go and it was starting to get late in the afternoon.

Bad part was that the valley area was overcast, so we couldn't get any real crisp pictures. Maybe next time!

But a good test for the camper/trailer. We will be ready for the Stryker Rally next year!
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