Skyland Stables: 1st HOPE CREW Project in the country launched here by Citizens Conservation Corps. Selected as one of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps 100 Outstanding Projects in 2014. Batten and Board Repair, Restoration, and Sealing of Historic Structures.
The Skyland Stables Project at Shenandoah National Park was a historic preservation project in collaboration with the Citizens Conservation Corps, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware North Companies, and the Harpers Ferry Job Corps. This project was the national pilot project for Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) Crews that will be conducted throughout the country to help maintain historic structures for the public and impart valuable preservation skills to youth crew participants. HOPE Crew members will replace worn and damaged materials that comprise the interior and exterior of the classic stables, while adhering to historic preservation standards for all repairs. Skyland Stables were constructed in 1939 as part of Skyland Resort in what is now Shenandoah National Park. The stables house 12 horses in three free-standing structures. Delaware North Companies operates Skyland Stables to provide trail-riding experiences to visitors of Shenandoah – some of which can take up to two and a half hours for guided trail rides on a portion of the 180 miles of horse trails that are accessible from the stables. Skyland Resort is located at the highest point of Skyline Drive at an elevation of 3,680 feet, offering some of the best views in Shenandoah National Park.
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