Admission: $5 per car
Grayson Highlands State Park is known for its sweeping views of mountain meadows, its 2.8-mile leg of the Appalachian trail and, most notably, its thriving population of wild ponies.
While many of the ponies seem totally cool with being touched or petted (especially if you have some food), the park strongly discourages any handling or harassing. The best way to enjoy the animals is by photographing and observing them from a safe, respectable distance.
Facilities include a visitor center, campgrounds, and hiking trails leading to waterfalls and overlooks.
Learn more: Grayson Highlands General Information
Fun Fact: The most famous pony in the park is the lead stallion named Fabio. With his flowing flaxen colored mane, park rangers dubbed him Fabio and the name stuck.