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    Adieu #FallinVA – 7 Final Fall Instagrams of 2013

    by Casey | Posted on November 13th, 2013

    It’s been great watching fall progress via your Instagram photos. Thank you for sharing them with the #FallinVA hashtag, and enjoy these final seven that have been taken over the past three days in Virginia.

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    Lake Merriweather from View Rock at Goshen Pass by @lynchburgexplorer

    Lake Merriweather from View Rock at Goshen Pass by @lynchburgexplorer

    Wythe County by @lynzy30

    Wythe County by @lynzy30

    The Appalachian Trail by @bestetson

    The Appalachian Trail by @bestetson

    Ravens Roost on the Blue Ridge Parkway by @racin_camerabug.

    Ravens Roost on the Blue Ridge Parkway by @racin_camerabug

    The James River near Jamestown by @jlochoa

    The James River near Jamestown by @jlochoa

    Hiking the backcountry in Shenandoah National Park by @danielleemerson

    Hiking the backcountry in Shenandoah National Park by @danielleemerson

    Follow us on Instagram (@VisitVirginia) and tag your images #LOVEVA to show off the places you’re visiting and enjoying in Virginia.

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    Our 7 Favorite #FallInVA Instagrams this Week

    by | Posted on November 6th, 2013

    Seven new Instagrams show off what’s to love this #FallinVA. Show us what fall in Virginia looks like through your eyes with a real-time Instagram that includes the #FallinVA hashtag. We’re sharing our favorites via our blogour Facebook page, and even in our Fall Foliage Reports.

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    Shenandoah National Park by @ahubka

    Shenandoah National Park by @ahubka

    Virginia State Capitol by @daven10

    Virginia State Capitol by @daven10

    Onancock by @chasva

    Onancock by @chasva

    Primland Resort by @packdsuitcase

    Primland Resort by @packdsuitcase

    Lynchburg by @akpink

    Lynchburg by @akpink

    Colonial Williamsburg by @kwicki

    Colonial Williamsburg by @kwicki

    Shenandoah National Park by @jennnnnn7

    Shenandoah National Park by @jennnnnn7

    Sarah is your friendly neighborhood Virginia Tourism photographer. You just might see her out and about capturing our next wave of beautiful images, and she’s the gal behind the @VisitVirginia Instagram account. Give us a follow and don’t forget to tag your shots #FallinVA for fall and #LOVEVA for everything else Virginia beautiful.

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    Halloween at Virginia Theme Parks

    by Casey | Posted on October 25th, 2013

    If you have yet to experience the haunted parks of Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion this month, you need to go this weekend. It’s your last chance! Eeek!

    Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

    Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

    Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens is in its 15th year and spookier than ever with four themed Terror-tories™ and killer food and drink options:

    • Ripper Row® in England
    • Vampire Point™ in Germany features Blood Banquet™
    • Demon Street™ in France features Demon Drinks
    • Ports of Skull™ in Italy features Pirate Baarrrgh™
    • Cut Throat Cove™ in Festa Italia features Buccaneer Galley

    Buy Now | $62-$72

     

    Halloween Haunt

    Halloween Haunt

    Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion has more than 450 monsters roaming the park as shrieks and screams fill the night.

    • 10 haunted mazes including to new ones – Miner’s Revenge and Zombie High
    • 5 spooky shows
    • 6 scare zones
    • Planet Snoopy transforms to Planet Spooky for daytime family fun – treasure map adventure, hay maze, pumpkin painting and more.

    Buy Now | $38.99-$64.99

     

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    6 Great #FallinVA Instagrams

    by | Posted on October 23rd, 2013

    Hey! Here are six awesome Instagrams that show off a variety of  what’s to love this #FallinVA. But we want MORE! Show us what fall in Virginia looks like through your eyes with a real-time Instagram that includes the #FallinVA hashtag. We’re sharing our favorites each week via our blogour Facebook page, and even in our Fall Foliage Reports. Show off!

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    Chrysalis Vineyards by @jennnnnn7

    Chrysalis Vineyards by @jennnnnn7

    Cahas Mountain by @Melissa_Durham

    Cahas Mountain by @Melissa_Durham

    View from the Appalachian Trail by @aponyrider

    View from the Appalachian Trail by @aponyrider

    UVA Rotunda by @Ashleylynngreene

    UVA Rotunda by @Ashleylynngreene

    Stinson Vineyards by @monicalverastegui

    Stinson Vineyards by @monicalverastegui

    The Virginia Creeper Trail by @visitabingdonva

    The Virginia Creeper Trail by @visitabingdonva

     

    Sarah is your friendly neighborhood Virginia Tourism photographer. You just might see her out and about capturing our next wave of beautiful images, and she’s the gal behind the @VisitVirginia Instagram account. Give us a follow and don’t forget to tag your shots #FallinVA for fall and #LOVEVA for everything else Virginia beautiful.

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    10 Virginia Lakes to Visit this Fall

    by Casey | Posted on October 17th, 2013

    Fall’s colors reflect beautifully on the water of Virginia’s lakes. Head out on a clear day and you’ll have a stunning blue sky competing for attention. Who wins? You win. Love your fall in Virginia.

    Clarksville - Kerr Lake is Virginia’s largest lake at more than 50,000 acres and 800+ miles of shoreline. Both Occoneechee State Park and Staunton River State Park provide access points. In-Fisherman magazine called it the number one Crappie fishing lake, and both state and national fishing tournaments have been hosted here.

    Bassett - Philphott Lake - Three thousand acres, 100 miles of shoreline, nine boat launches, eight campgrounds, and six beaches invite you to this lake that calls two counties home. How’s that for numbers? The trails along the lake are the perfect place for photos, birdwatching, and simply appreciating the beauty.

    Lake Moomaw

    Lake Moomaw

    South Hill - Lake Gaston - This lake straddles Virginia and North Carolina, and at 20,000 acres, you can understand why. Whether you choose to drop a line and fish or just skim along in a boat, the colors of autumn are a great backdrop.

    Covington - Lake Moomaw and Gathright Dam - Launch your boat from multiple access points (water level permitting), including Warm Springs, and enjoy this 2,530-acre lake. Camping and plenty of recreational opportunities are available within this National Forest area.

    Lyndhurst - Sherando Lake is located in the George Washington National Forest,  just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s 24 acres of great fishing. An on-site campground invites you to stay for more than a day.

    Smith Mountain Lake - This freshwater lake is second in size to Kerr Lake, and still has an amazing 500 miles of shoreline. With many access points, you can choose how to approach this “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains” – from Bedford County and Smith Mountain Lake State Park on the north shores, Franklin County on the southwest, or Pittsylvania County on the southeast. Whichever route you choose, the views are going to take your breath away.

    Claytor Lake State Park

    Claytor Lake State Park

    Louisa - Lake Anna - Virginia’s third largest lake, Lake Anna welcomes you to enjoy 13,000 acres of water surface and 200 miles of shoreline. Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania is the perfect public access point.

    Abingdon - South Holston Lake - Set within Washington County Park, the lake is available for fishing, swimming, and boating. Pull in your camper or pitch a tent to stay longer and enjoy the nearby fun, like the Virginia Creeper Trail!

    Dublin – Claytor Lake State Park – The lake at the center of this state park is 4,500 acres, and it’s a sport fisherman’s haven. Not into fishing? No worries. Choose one of the 12 cabins overlooking the lake and just enjoy the view.

    Reston - Lake Fairfax Park - This 18-acre lake is the key attraction to a park full of fun! Rent pedal boats, hop on a tour boat ride, or go fishin’. On-site camping.

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