“The Grand Canyon of the South”
The Breaks Interstate Park is a beautiful place to visit. It is one of two interstate parks in the country. Surprisingly, many people haven’t heard of “The Breaks”. Growing up in Southwest Virginia, this is the first state park I remember visiting as a kid. Perhaps the reason I enjoy this park so much is that it sits in the two states I love- Virginia and Kentucky. On a recent trip to visit my family, I was able to stop at The Breaks for a while and I was able to view some beautiful fall scenery from several overlook points within the park and take a small hike on the loop trail.
This is the main entrance to the park.
As soon as I drove into the park, I saw deer hanging out near the Goldenrod Lodge. Even if the deer had been the only thing I saw that morning it would have been worth the trip.
Lover’s Leap Overlook
With limited time to spend at the park I decided to take one of the shorter hikes and to see the other overlooks. I started on the loop trail at shelter 2 and headed to the Tower Tunnel Overlook.
The Tower Tunnel Overlook photos
One of my favorite overlooks!
Ready to head back up the path to the road and back down to starting point at shelter 2.
There is a separate parking space if you’d rather see this overlook without the hike. I hope you’ll continue this trip with me in the next blog (look for parts 2 and 3) for more park overlooks.
Thanks so much for visiting!