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Sky Meadows State Park

11012 Edmonds Lane

Rich in history, this 1,864-acre park has scenic views, woodlands and the rolling pastures of a historic farm that captures the colonial through post-Civil War life of Mount Bleak House. Nature and history programs are offered year-round. Hiking, picnicking, fishing and primitive hike-in camping for families and groups are favorite activities in this peaceful getaway on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park has 9.5 miles of bridle trails, 19 miles of hiking trails, 8 miles of bike trials and Appalachian Trail access.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - Dusk.


Jason Hatch

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
A hybrid park that is part nature preserve, part museum, and a working farm. AT access, primitive camping, interpretive programs, fishing, bird watching... the list goes on. The trails in this park were well planned and are well maintained. They cater to all hiking skill levels. Parking is a little tight and the restroom lines can be long, but it's a welcome refuge, close to the city. Nearly forgot, the skies here are clear and beautiful.

Marinda Tilly

Monday, April 2, 2018
Entering the park cost $5 per vehicle up to 8 people, or more depending on the type of vehicles and number of passengers. The visitor center located in the historic site is on the left, a distance from the entrance. On the right is the park office and the farm. The trails begin at the park office. I recommend studying the trail map before going. I didn't and wasn't sure where the 5K trail would take me. I hiked to the picnic area, about a mile from the park office, and turned back. The picnic area has several picnic tables and bbq grills. I believe there are restrooms there, too. The view, with the lake, behind the visitors center and the historic site is beautiful... Amazing. It's a must see. I can easily spend hours at this park walking all the trails. The gift shop and unisex restrooms are located in the same building as the visitors center, which looks like a trailer at the back of the historic area. I love that I get to see farm animals during my hike. I saw cows, and not sure if there are others.

Jonathan Torre

Saturday, June 23, 2018
The staff here were incredibly friendly and helpful. We went on a ~4.5 mile hike and had some nice views. Trails are very well-marked.

Victoria F

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Fantastic views on top of hill. Great alternative to some of the busier trails in the area. Can access the Appalachian trail. Fantastic getaway from DC.

Al Sef

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tried to go to the park today and was denied entry because the gatekeeper did not have change for a $50 and would not accept my credit card. Absolutely ridiculous considering cash is LEGAL TENDER. Very poor form. I will not be visiting this park ever again and will advise others to stay away as well.

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