Ravens Roost Overlook
One of the best viewpoints from the Blue Ridge Parkway! Pack a picnic and enjoy the view or hike down the side of the over look and maybe even see some rock climbing action take place!!
So many wonderful overlooks along the parkway. This has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. Some days you’ll find hang gliders jumping and flying off the edges of the cliffs. One of the most photographed trees and overlooks along all of the parkway.
Access Ravens Roost from on top of the mountain saving 8 miles of driving. Take Blue Ridge Drive to Shamokin Springs. Right on Shamokin Springs, drive past helo pad, trail head on left. Walk approx 1 mile left on parkway to the roost.
“Great area to snowboard or ski! We recommend the ski school for beginners since the bunny slope is only for those who are in the classes. Most of the snow is machine made, but it’s great for Virginia!”
“This is my husband's favorite place to stop and sample. They always have new flavors and it tastes so fresh. Pretty views outside as well. ”
“DelFosse Vineyards and Winery is a gorgeous wedding venue located south of Charlottesville in Faber, Nelson County, Virginia. Couples and their guests will be able to enjoy sweeping views of both vineyards and mountains. The picturesque landscape acts as a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies, receptions, and other related events.”
“A fun 3-winery day trip -- start with Valley Road Vineyards, then go to Flying Fox Vineyard just down the road, and continue on to Cardinal Point Vineyard.”
“This is home to a variety of local shops and community services. Outside you will find a playground, basketball court, legit skate park, flower gardens, small trails, and picnic pavilions. Inside you will find Trager Brothers coffee shop, a "rock shop" (polished rocks), a thrift store, a great chiropractor, a few artist studios, a full-sized gym/stage, etc. It's a place where the locals gather, completely volunteer run, but visitors are embraced and welcomed.”