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Please click the link below for updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). We have entered phase three of the Forward VA reopening plan. Our visitor centers have temporarily reopened with limited hours.

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Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the Beach

Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the Beach In the summer months, there are few places more popular than the beach. This salty-air sanctuary provides a respite from the hot and humid conditions that come along with the season. Luckily, Virginia borders the majestic and refreshing Atlantic Ocean, so…

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Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the River

Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the River Location: Scottsville, Virginia - Albemarle County Drive Time From Charlottesville: Approximately 30 minutes After a long, cold winter, warmer weather has finally arrived in central Virginia! As the days continue to get increasingly hotter and muggier…

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Labyrinths In Charlottesville by Tricia Wilson

Visitors and locals alike do not want for things to do in Charlottesville. Besides being home to the estates two US Presidents and driving distance to the mansion of a third, it boasts a myriad a wineries, breweries, and cideries, and is home to several museums and sites on the National Register…

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3 Reasons to Visit Charlottesville

Virginia is home to many great vacation destinations from Williamsburg to Washington, from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah National Park. One of her greatest gems is Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beloved home of Thomas Jefferson. I've lived only three hours…

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Peachy Summer Days by Brian Mellott

Typically, our Saturdays are pretty booked up during the summer. If we aren't out on vacation or visiting grandparents, we are trying to catch up on housework and yardwork that we didn't get to while we were on vacation or visiting the grandparents. With three little ones, there's always something…

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