Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation is making it easier to reach the top of Mill Mountain, where its iconic star, amazing views, a zoo and discovery center, and ten miles of trails await.
A 12-acre parcel along Turkey Island Creek gives the James River Association one more way to get people out on the water.
With 20 miles of hiking trails and extensive educational and volunteer programming Loudoun County’s only nature preserve has plenty for people, too.
This historic meadow on the bank of the Jackson River across from Covington is the newest addition to Alleghany Parks and Recreation’s parks portfolio.
For 35 years, a group of citizens has banded together to conserve Dragon Run, the second-most ecologically significant ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Radford University’s Selu Preserve gives people and wildlife the natural spaces they need to grow.
Woods Hole Hostel has been a welcome respite for hikers on the Appalachian Trail since 1986. Since 2006, it’s been protected for future hikers with an easement held by VOF.
The Tuscarora Trial offers hikers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains without the crowds of the Appalachian Trail.
The Arlington Outdoor Lab has forged a lasting bond with generations of Arlington County residents, who rallied together this year to save its funding.
The New River Hill Farm Education Center partners with the Grayson County School District to host “Farm Days,” giving kids the chance to learn about agriculture as they grow their own produce.