Dirty Hiking (at Mountain Lake)


I’m sure you’ve all seen the movie “Dirty Dancing.”  But you may or may not know that it was filmed at Mountain Lake in Virginia.  It’s about a 40 minute drive for me. Though I had been there several times (mostly for Sunday brunch), I only recently discovered the real jewel is the hiking trails.


And of course the view. . .


Sadly, the lake has dried up, but it’s still a beautiful hotel and they have added many outdoor activities.




I have hiked there many times now, because you just can’t beat the breathtaking scenery.

You really have to be there on a clear day.  When my husband’s niece and nephew came to visit us from Germany – we took them up there – partly because of the movie, but also because they like to hike. It was a little foggy as we drove up, but the promise of the sunshine urged us on.  When we got to the top, all you could see was fog. We reluctantly started back down the mountain when I thought I saw a break in the clouds.  A couple of patches of blue sky encouraged us to go back up to the top only to be disappointed again!  Oh well, we got our exercise for the day.  As we drove back down, we stopped at an overlook and finally got to show them the awesome view.  Plus, there was a table set up for wine tasting!  Just a wine distributor that thought that would be a good spot to lure future customers.  He was probably right.


4 thoughts on “Dirty Hiking (at Mountain Lake)

  1. The last time I was up there, I was on the bike, riding with Dave and Michael. Love this place!

    Don’t forget to Categorize and Tag your posts. You can go back and do that even after the posts have been published.
    You might Categorize: Hiking, Appalachia, Women Hikers, or whatever. For this one, you might Tag: Hiking, Dirty Dancing, Mountain Lake, Women Hiking, or something like that.
    The Categorizing and Tagging are how you draw more folks with mutual interests to your blog, because when someone searches a topic, yours might show up, especially in WP.


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