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Hull Springs, Westmoreland County

Elementary school students in Westmoreland County Public Schools and undergraduates from Longwood University are coming back to bigger and better educational possibilities on Hull Springs’ 662 acres of forest and wetlands.

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Belle Meade, Rappahannock County

Kids have been enjoying the outdoor spaces at Belle Meade Farm since 1994. Day and swim camps and a Montessori School closely tied to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program means there is a lot to do and explore.

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Phillips Farm, Loudoun County

The 144-acre Phillips Farm provides more than just the viewshed for the historic village of Waterford. It is also the site of a nature trail, a monarch butterfly way station, and an outdoor classroom for Loudoun County K-12 students.

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ThunderCroft, Montgomery County

ThunderCroft’s lodging and trails nestled in a variety of habitats on the edge of the Jefferson National Forest offer visitors a “front-row seat to nature,” says owner Buck Cox.

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Wayside Park, Pittsylvania County

With grant money from various organizations and some elbow grease from the community, Pittsylvania Parks and Recreation has restored Wayside Park to its central place in the lives of county residents.

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Mill Mountain, City of Roanoke

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.

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