Uncrowded lakeside view, ideal for fall photos of turning leaves reflected on water
Mile 86: Peaks of Otter Lodge
The parkway’s only year-round hotel, with mountain and lake views. peaksofotter.com or 540/586-1081
Mile 154: Smart View Picnic Area
Large wooded picnic and day-use area with restrooms and a 2.6-mile moderately easy trail
Mile 170: The Saddle Trail
Hike 0.2 mile from the Saddle overlook to the original parkway shelter, a stone hut.
Photo: Mabry Mill, located off Milepost 176