Blacksburg Area VA hotels. Look for your hotels in Blacksburg Area Virginia USA. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Virginia national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Virginia.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Blacksburg Area Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Forests, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in Virginia
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in the Appalachian Mountains, extending into Kentucky and West Virginia and with wildlife such as black bears, white-tailed deer and bald eagles; False Cape State Park; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate Park; Kiptopeke State Park; Grayson Highlands State Park; Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer; Douthat State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Powhatan State Park; Pocahontas State Park; Natural Tunnel State Park; Wilderness Road State Park; Belle Isle State Park; Lake Anna State Park; Shenandoah River State Park; and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Folklore and Legends in Virginia
Spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; and mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world; the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; and spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, San Francisco, Washington DC, San Diego, Sitka, Chicago, Philadelphia, Skagway, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Savannah, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlantic City, Sacramento, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Dallas, Indianapolis, St Louis, Honolulu, New Orleans, Boston, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Juneau, Corpus Christi, New York, Phoenix, Anchorage and Fairbanks you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Appalachians, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Travel safely and happily.
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