Grayson Highlands Park has the 3rd largest peak in VA; Little Pinnacle. Only Mt. Rogers and White Mountain, which are close by, are taller. I was drawn to travel here because is it one of the few eastern mountain ranges that offers a 360 degree panorama view of the sky. It's not a true Grass Bald, but is primarily covered with flowering shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. This area is home to wild ponies, waterfalls and ties into the Appalachian Trail. It has a short season for visitation; spring begins in mid May with Flame Azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum) blooming. June brings magenta flowers of Catawba Rhododendron (Rhododendron catawbiense) followed by wild blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) in July. In mid-late August, glorious fall color arrives. By late September, cold temps return with snow possible in October. There's an annual summer music festival. Tent & RV camping sites. This is a remote area; there are no Walmarts, gas stations, or grocery stores anywhere close by, so come prepared & enjoy!
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Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Grayson Highlands, mountains, wild ponies