Read this article with beautiful photographs from VirginiaOutdoors.com, which features the blog articles of Virginia State Parks!
Virginia State Parks is one of the sponsors for the Virginia Master Naturalist program. We thank them for their sponsorship and encouragement to get outside!
A change of scenery
My Dad used to always say two things "Get out of dodge" and "get a change of scenery." Now that he has left the rat race of the city and retired here in these Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he has different favorite sayings that we hear, often.
But as a kid, that change of scenery-thing used to perplex me. Now that I am married and have a family of my own, working, living, busy, stressed, it all makes sense to me. Some days the daily grind is just that, a real grind, on your nerves, on your feelings and emotions, and even on your heatth! Every once in a while it does a body good to get out of dodge, to enjoy a change of scenery.
When I first began visiting Virginia State Parks, I was awstruck by the varied scenery and diversity found in the Virginia landscape. The wild life, the flora and fauna, heck even the weather and humidity levels are different from one part of the state to the other. I would like to share some water features from Virginia State Parks that I love, I hope it helps you plan your next getaway, even if it is for a midweek picnic, I hope you can get out of dodge soon! If you live near the shore head to the mountains, if you live in the Piedmont head to the beach...
False Cape State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
Claytor Lake State Park
Leesylvania State Park
Buggs Island Lake at Occoneechee State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
Shenandoah River Raymond R "Andy" Guest Jr State Park
Falling Springs at Douthat State Park
Westmoreland State Park
Visit the Virginia State Parks website here to plan your next escape from dodge. Don't wait for the Fall or your next summer vacation, go now, when you need a break!