Weekend Escape to the Fall Colors of Sherando, Blue Ridge Parkway

Sherando Lake | Augusta County, Va.

There’s something extremely rewarding about roaming the back roads of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the color season of autumn so last week I picked up friend Barb one day when the temperature was in the low 70s and ladybugs were swarming and leaves seemed to shimmer in the sunshine. Here are photos of our trek through our corner of Virginia where there is so much to love.


Old Howardsville Turnpike | George Washington National Forest | Blue Ridge Mountains |Augusta County, Va.


Back Creek | Sherando Lake Recreation Area | Augusta County, Va.


Photo in a photo | Barb | Sherando Lake | Blue Ridge Mountains


Sherando Lake Recreation Area | George Washington National Forest


Sherando Lake Recreation Area | George Washington National Forest


Ladybug invasion | Barb | Sherando Lake


Sherando Lake Dam | Blue Ridge Mountains

Sherando Recreation Area | Augusta County, Va.


Reed’s Gap | Augusta County, Va. | Blue Ridge Mountains


Picnic view | Blue Ridge Parkway


Picnic view | Blue Ridge Parkway


Picnic view | Wintergreen | Blue Ridge Parkway


Picnic view | Blue Ridge Parkway


Humpback Rock looms over Blue Ridge Parkway | Augusta County, Va.


Humpback Rock hiking area | looking west into Shenandoah Valley | Blue Ridge Parkway


Blue Ridge Parkway | Augusta County, Va.


View of Humpback Rock from Blue Ridge Parkway | George Washington National Forest


Afton Mountain | Nelson County, Va.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
November 2, 2017

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