The annual event Shenandoah National Park marks the beginning of autumn and reminds us of nearby open spaces.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Apple butter, bluegrass and family fun Virginia style — that’s what’s in store for anyone who makes the trek to Skyland Resort for the 13th annual Apple Butter Celebration at Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Autumn Equinox. “Nothing says autumn like apple butter and fall foliage,” said Helen Morton, director of sales and marketing for Shenandoah National Park lodging, which is managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations. “Making apple butter is an American fall tradition with the whole family pitching in. We pay homage to this spirit at the yearly Apple Butter Celebration by encouraging guests to give the pot a stir and enjoy customs of the Shenandoah region.” The celebration starts at dawn with the lighting of the fires …
The smell of smoke filled the Leesburg air on Thursday. It could be due to a wildfire, which has grown to 180 acres at the national park.
(Updated at 1 p.m.) A number of readers informed Patch this morning that the smell of smoke was in the air. The reason could be due to a wildfire in the Shenandoah National Park, which has grown to 180 acres. The park is only an hour and twenty minutes from Leesburg. According to an article on Burke Patch, the area of Veach Gap within the Lee Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest has been burning since Wednesday afternoon. Only about 5 percent of the fire is contained, said Stephanie Bushong of the Virginia Department of Forestry. Department of Forestry crews are on the scene with about 101 personnel, including hand crews, heavy equipment operators and helicopter crews. There have been some trail closures in the …