Lovers Leap Overlook
N 36° 43.054 W 080° 19.421
17S E 560398 N 4063755
Quick Description: Lovers Leap Overlook is located on Route 58 west of Stuart, near the top of Lovers Leap Mountain in Patrick County, Virginia
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2006 12:45:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ43
The Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook is located near the community of Meadows of Dan, about 5-miles west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The name Lovers Leap come from early legend. It seems that in the 1600's, the Indians inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains. White settlers started arriving and began clearing land to farm. Conflict arose between the Indians and the settlers. Legend has it that the son of a settler saw the twinkle in the eyes of the Chief's daughter, Morning Flower, and was immediately love-struck. The couple began to meet secretly and their love continued to grow. The young man and Indian maiden were threatened and shunned. With the beautiful rock and wildflowers as their backdrop, they jumped into the wild blue yonder ensuring they would be together forever. As you gaze out at Lover’s Leap, you can still see the evidence of their love in the beautiful view and hear them whisper in the cool evening breezes.
Describe - Highway or Road number: U S. Route 58
Closest town or city: Stuart, Virginia
Number of parking spots available: 10
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Winter View: no
Summer View: yes
Year around access ?: yes
Comfort station on site: no
Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: No
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