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Sky Meadows State Park (U.S.)

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Winter stars are seen over the Mount Bleak House, an historic 19th century Federal-style farmhouse in Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Designated

2021

Category

International Dark Sky Park

Address

11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 USA

Contact

Mr. Kevin Bowman
Website
Tel.: +1 540-592-3556

Land Area

7.54 km2

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About

Sky Meadows State Park is a 754-hectare site in northern Virginia, U.S., about one hour from the Washington, D.C., metro area. The name ‘Sky Meadows’ comes from former owner Robert Hadow, who named the property “Skye Farm” after an island in Scotland. The history of the park’s land extends some three centuries into the past when it was associated with Ashby’s Gap, which gave European settlers access to the Shenandoah Valley. In addition to scenic views and dozens of kilometers of bridle, hiking and biking trails, nature and history programs help visitors understand farming practices that formed its distinctive pastoral landscape.

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