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Going outside should never be this difficult! I thought you would enjoy this video schtick on the over packers. We are not endorsing this show in any way, just got a chuckle out of the theme of this clip.

Hiking at Grayson Highlands State Park

Father and son packed appropriately for a Grayson Highlands hike!

Pack plenty of water, sunscreen, snacks, warm clothing, a hat and most importantly be sure to let someone know where you are hiking!

Virginia State Parks have more than 450 miles of trails in 34 state parks, historic sites and natural areas. With more than 8 million park visitors a year, our trails see a lot of use. In fact, more than 97 percent of those responding to a Virginia Outdoors Survey rated trails the most important offering state parks provide.

Our trails provide a range of outdoor experiences in different settings - coastal forests, dunes, hardwood forests, tranquil lakes, hemlock forests and spectacular views in the mountains. Trails give visitors the chance for bird watching and wildlife viewing, exercise, family outings, mountain biking or just a quiet escape from urban life. Whatever your interest, our trails fill the bill.

Click here for a PDF version of Virginia State Parks Amenities to help plan your next outdoor adventure. Hope to see you outside!

Published: 03/13/2012

Great post! I often see folks hiking without water. Loved the Portlandia bit.
- Desiree Di Mauro, 03/13/2012


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