Milepost 5.8: Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.
A quarter-mile trail routes visitors past a collection of Appalachian farm buildings with costumed interpreters. A more strenuous 4-mile hike takes you to the top of Humpback Mountain, with its breathtaking views.
Milepost 13.5: Wintergreen Resort.
This year-round resort occupies some 11,000 mountainous acres just 2 miles off the parkway. Visitors rent privately owned villas and homes. Golf and tennis are popular summer activities. Call 1-800-266-2444 for reservations.
Milepost 86: Peaks of Otter.
Three mountains--Sharp Top, Flat Top, and Harkening Hill--make up the Peaks of Otter. A 11⁄2-mile hike takes you to the pinnacle of Sharp Top, or you can ride a bus up the mountain. Either way, you get a majestic 360-degree view of the Blue Ridge. The Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant sit nestled between the mountains. Call 1-800-542-5927.
Left: Spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley reward hikers at the summit of Humpback Mountain.