Augusta Springs Wetlands Park, Goshen Pass, Chessie Trail, and Blue Ridge Parkway – May 8, 2021

Augusta Springs Wetlands Park is south of Staunton, VA on Rt. 42. It offers an easy 2/3 mile trail through various habitats.

Tree creature at Augusta Springs Wetlands Park

We left Augusta Springs Wetlands Park and continued south on Rt. 42 to the small town of Goshen, VA. We stopped at a gas station/convenience store for sandwiches and drinks, then drove on Rt. 39 to Goshen Pass where we had a picnic lunch.

We continued on Rt. 39 towards Lexington, VA and the Chessie Nature Trail along the Maury River.

There were wildflowers all along the trail….

We left Lexington and passed through Fairfield, VA on Rt. 11 before turning onto Rt. 56 East at Steeles Tavern.

Rt. 56 is very steep and curvy as it leads to the top of a mountain.

The Blue Ridge Parkway crosses Rt. 56 at the crest of the mountain. Always a favorite, we turned north on the Parkway.

We continued to meander, leaving the Parkway and coming home through the Rockfish Valley. What a beautiful day!

Until next time,

Sharon and Wayne

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