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3 Must Try Day Trips

Nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley for a day trip. Thanks to being located conveniently close to 95. Embrey Mill is a great place to start your day adventures. While some of these are about an hour or two away, there are a couple that are a little further – but getting there is half the fun. With hundreds of miles of popular drives in Virginia, you’re sure to find one you love.

1. Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

The Shenandoah Valley is known for its beauty, and with good reason. Skyline Drive is a scenic byway that runs 105 miles along the Blue Ridge Mountains, winding through beautiful foliage. Fall is one of the more popular times to visit Skyline Drive, but summer will be just as breathtaking.

2. Colonial Parkway

While nowhere near as long as Skyline Drive, Colonial Parkway is still a worthwhile drive. Connecting areas in Virginia’s Historic Triangle, this ride provides a history lesson along with the scenery. Free of commercial development, you can drive through 400 years of American history on Colonial Parkway.

3. Capital Country

Connecting the Confederate Capital of Richmond and the colonial Capital of Williamsburg, the Capital Country drive takes you through time. To take this journey through history, all you have to do is leave Embrey Mill and drive an hour down 95 until you reach Richmond. From there, you can travel the rest of the route towards Williamsburg, finding Civil War battlefields and Colonial plantations along the way. On this drive, every stop is guaranteed to help you understand more about the roots of America.