Friday, September 30, 2011

Thomas Jefferson and Natural History Walk on Saturday October 1st

When folks come to the Hollow to stay at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm this time of year, we always try to direct them to fun and interesting activities that take place outdoors.  It is such a beautiful area made more so by this glorious time of year. 

One big recommendation for this weekend is to head to Monticello (about a 25 minute drive from the Hollow) where you will find Thomas Jefferson's passion for gardening and natural history on display.
Peggy Cornett, Monticello Curator of Plants, is scheduled to guide a two hour tour of the forests of Monticello.  It should be the perfect fall day (with temperatures in the 60s) to examine autumn wildflowers, seedpods and nuts, trees, indigenous wildlife, fungi and insects. A fun geological excursion of the sort the sage of Monticello would have known well.  Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, maybe even your hiking boots, because Peggy plans to walk all over Mr. Jefferson's mountain! The tour starts at 9:30 am and only cost $15.  Meet in the Garden Center at the Visitor Center.

Of course, after a two or three hour hike in the woods and maybe a glass of wine at a nearby winery like Blenhiem, we'll be waiting to warmly receive you back here in the Hollow.  It should be cool enough for a fire in the family room fireplace. And, as luck would have it, we have one room  left. Come see us!

Dick and Hayden Cabell
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm
(Near Charlottesville, VA)
6051 Sugar Hollow Road
Crozet, VA 22932

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