and Claytor Lake State Park, VA
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Photos are posted here:
Again, the morning started with me getting up early to roam around the farm with my camera. You just don't get scenery like this if you stay at the Holiday Inn!
If you ever plan a visit to this part of Virginia, I highly recommend the Huffman House at Creekside Farm!
After another awesome breakfast, we said our goodbyes to our hosts Carol and Ron and checked out. We will definitely be back!
I spent four years at Virginia Tech and driven this stretch of I-81 countless times, but I have never made a visit to Claytor Lake State Park. Located only about 5 miles off the interstate, we decided that we would make a quick stop to check it out!
Claytor Lake Marina
Claytor Lake is a 4,500 acre, 21 mile long man-made lake formed by a dam on the New River. The state park is relatively small encompassing only about 3 miles of shoreline, but for our short visit, it was enough to get a feel for the lake.
Jack and Amy at Claytor Lake State Park
The park has a campground, Marina, Public Boat Ramps, and numerous rental cabins. There also about 6 miles of hiking trails.
The Claytor Lake Beach
During our visit, we checked out the Visitor's Center, Beach Area, Marina, and scoped out a few of the cabins and campground. Everything seemed nice enough to justify a longer overnight visit sometime in the future. However, after a weekend away, we were anxious to get home!
The remainder of our drive home was an uneventful end to a fabulous weekend getaway!
The full set of photos from our final day of our weekend getaway are located here: