SNP celebrates National Trails Day

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Shenandoah National Park is celebrating National Trails Day today.

The annual event, hosted by the American Hiking Society, celebrates not only national scenic and historic trails, but all trails on public lands.

SNP will welcome guests to the visitor center at Big Meadows to share information about what they do.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, head to the visitor center to get involved with a small trail clean up and a fun project.

RSVP is required by contacting

Guests are also welcome to join Ranger Karl on a hike starting at the Stony Man parking lot at 10 am.

Ranger Karl will have interesting facts along the 3.4 mile hike which will take approximately 2.5 hours.

No RSVP is needed for the hike.

To see more information on National Trails Day and Volunteer opportunities, click here.

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Town of Front Royal closes early for their Christmas celebration today 12/8

A news release from the Town of Front Royal reports all town offices will be closed starting at 11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The closing includes the Front Royal Business Office, Town Hall, Departments of Public Works, Energy Services and Visitors center.

Also no solid waste will be collected on Dec. 8 either.

The drop box will remain available for any bill paying behind the town hall on Main Street Front Royal.

The closing is to allowed all employees to enjoy the town’s Christmas luncheon celebration together.

The town will resume normal operations tomorrow Dec. 9.

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