SNP issues ticketing program for Old Rag

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Following a two-year pilot program, Shenandoah National Park (SNP) will apply a permanent ticketing system to access Old Rag Mountain from March through November.

The system will improve visitor enjoyment, congestion on the trail and public safety, and better protect the environment and wildlife.

Potential visitors can find more information, including where tickets are required and how to obtain them at https://go.nps.gov/oldragticket.
The permanent system will closely follow the pilot program. Beginning March 1, 2024, all visitors
are required to have a day-use ticket, in addition to a park entrance pass, to access the Old Rag area.

Day-use tickets for Old Rag Mountain for the 2024 season will be available starting February 17, 2024, at 10 a.m.

Tickets cost $2.00.

A total of 800 tickets will be available each day from March 1 to November 30, and 400 will be released 30 days in advance and the remaining 400 will be released five days in advance.

Tickets are valid for the day of arrival only and are not transferable.

A day-use ticket does not guarantee a parking spot.

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NPS reinstates ticket program for Old Rag

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

The National Park Service announced they will continue the day hiking ticket program for Old Rag hiking in 2023.

From March 1 through November 30, a day-use ticket will be required to hike on the Saddle Trail, Ridge Trail and Ridge Access Trail areas in the Shenandoah National Park.

A ticket needs to be purchased for $1 at recreation.gov with the goal of helping to ease crowding on Old Rag.

A cap of 800 hikers are permitted per day with 400 tickets available 30 days before arrival  and the next 400 being released 5 days before.

Tickets will not be required December 1 through February 28.

For more information on Old Rag Day-Use Ticket’s click here.

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Military Tribute Banner Program comes to Middletown

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The Town of Middletown announced their participation in the Military Tribute Banner Program.

Community leaders from Middletown and other areas of the Northern Shenandoah Valley came up with the plan as part of the Hometown Veterans Heroes Formation Committee.

The project aims to honor veterans who currently are or have been residents of the area with banners hung throughout the town’s Main Street.

The banners will be sponsored by individuals or businesses and hang from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.

Orders are accepted through March 1st.

For more information on the project or how to purchase, click here

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