Elkton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pleasure and Joy
Shenandoah National Park
“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. Touch 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. 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.