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Elkton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pleasure and Joy

Shenandoah National Park

 
 
Pleasure and Joy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 14, 2016
1. Pleasure and Joy Marker
Inscription.
Now shall I walk or shall I ride? Ride, Pleasure said. Walk, Joy replied.”   W.H. Davies

Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are the perfect combination of pleasure and joy. Chances are you took a pleasure ride today and found yourself here. You can easily add a bit of joy to your day right here at The Point Overlook.

Notice the break in the stone wall and the steps leading to a path. The path takes you just beyond the trees you see ahead to a large boulder just perfect for sitting and contemplating the horizon. It’s a beautiful view!

Along with the pleasure of a leisurely ride on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah’s many gifs include numerous “leg stretcher” trails – short walks to beautiful vistas or cool streams. Ask for recommendations at a visitor center and add a little joy to your pleasure.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 27.756′ N, 78° 27.651′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive (at milepost 55.6), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on Skyline Drive, in The Point Overlook (MP 55.6). Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pleasure and Joy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 14, 2016
2. Pleasure and Joy Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Hoover (approx. 2.9 miles away); "Here is peace and quietude" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rapidan Camp (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Rather Biggish Establishment (approx. 2.9 miles away); “Five Tents” (approx. 2.9 miles away); Town Hall on Town Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Recreational Pursuits (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Prime Minister’s Cabin (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a photograph of a person sitting on the boulder mentioned on the marker.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Marker on Skyline Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 14, 2016
3. Marker on Skyline Drive
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 14, 2016
4. View from the Marker
The boulder mentioned on the marker is seen here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016.
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