News Category: March 2012

  • Shenandoah National Park Fuels Regional Economy

    A recent study of the economic impact of the national parks conducted by Michigan State University economist Daniel Stynes found that Shenandoah National Park has an $88-million-a-year impact on the communities around it and supports more than 1,400 jobs. In 2010, over 1.2 million people visited Shenandoah National Park. Nearly 302,000 stayed at least one […]

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  • Visitor Spotlight- Gabriel Mapel


    What had you accomplished by the time you were 11? “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the violin? Long division? By the time Gabriel Mapel was 11, he was a published author and an award-winning photographer. And a whole lot more. This talented, charming young man from New Hope, Virginia wrote Oh No, Getrude— the true […]

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  • Your Gift at Work

    Shenandoah National Park Trust donors are helping to fund the park’s first climate change education program. The program is based on research currently underway on the potential impacts of climate change on the park’s high-elevation species, starting with the Shenandoah salamander—a species found nowhere else on earth except three mountains in Shenandoah National Park! The […]

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  • Limberlost Trail

    Located at milepost 43, the Limberlost circuit hike of 1.3 miles is enjoyable for people of all ages and ability levels. The five foot-wide crushed greenstone walkway makes this a popular trail for visitors in wheelchairs or strollers. The higher elevation of this area provides for exciting birding. You might catch glimpses of blackburnian, black-throated […]

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