The below message is from the National Park Service alerts: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/alerts.htm
UPDATE MAY 23, 2020 Shenandoah National Park will begin its phased reopening at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23. During this phase Old Rag, Whiteoak and their associated trails, as well as all boundary trailheads and picnic areas remain closed. Skyline Drive and other trails will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Entry fees apply and restrooms are limited. For important information about what’s open and what’s closed and what you need to know, visit https://www.nps.gov/shen/phase-one.htm
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities Shenandoah will continue to monitor and evaluate our ability to increase access beyond Phase One.
We will announce additional openings as soon as we know about them. We cannot, at this time, predict when campgrounds, lodges, or other facilities will open.
The Rappahannock News visited our restaurant on reopening day this past Friday, May 15, 2020. Our customers were very glad to be back and they really enjoyed the nice weather. Virginia’s Governor authorized outdoor seating with plans to open up indoor dining in a couple of weeks. Hopefully just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Introducing Clayton Pearson. Clayton graduated from Rappahannock High School in 2018 where he learned to handcraft writing pens in a woodworking class. Clayton’s Uncle helped foster his passion and built him a woodworking shop here in Rappahannock County. He has started his own company making pens and other woodworking projects such as custom tables, deck chairs and other items.
Clayton’s handcrafted pens are displayed and available for purchase at Sperryville Trading. Each of the pens are a unique one-of-a-kind works of art.
What a great view from our front porch. This morning we came into work and this was the picture. The moon is actually a crescent moon, but unfortunately my phone camera did not capture the moment as clear as the eye can see.