Shenandoah takes top rank in National Park reviews

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

For National Parks Week, Travel Lemming, an online travel guide with over 10 million annual readers, ranked all 63 National Parks from around the country.

Taking home the #1 ranking based on their data-backed review process was Virginia’s only entry to the list, Shenandoah National Park.

Rankings consisted of data from six different categories including affordability, accessibility, biodiversity, crowds, reviews, and weather.

SNP took home the top overall rating with exceptional scores in 3 categories.

The park was ranked 2nd in affordability, 6th in biodiversity with over 2500 unique species, and 7th in accessibility due to the easy drive from multiple airports.

SNP was the 19th best reviewed park with an average rating of 4.77 out of 5.

Big name, iconic parks like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite all finished outside the top 15 largely due to complaints of overcrowding and cost of travel.

To view the full rankings, click here.

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