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Hiking in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville

Step up I once read something saying that if you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains, then you’re lucky enough. I agree and I find it a shame I don’t explore the mountains I live within 15 minutes of. So this year, I asked my kids to take me hiking for Mother’s Day—both as a way to spend more

OWL PROWL at Monticello

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for the OWL PROWL series at the trailhead at Monticello Trail.  The kids will love listening for the hoots, and shrieks of owls while learning about their habits.  The walk begins at 5:00pm and is scheduled to last about 2 hours. Registration is required and you can buy your tickets ($18) online at:  TICKETS or

Charlottesville 365; Spring Fling Festival at Carter Mountain Orchard

The Spring Fling Festival at Charlottesville’s Carter Mountain Orchard is fun for the whole family!   Carter Mountain will reopen for the season this Friday, April 16, 2010 and it kicks off the season with it’s delicious Spring Fling Festival on Saturday April 17, and Sunday April 18.  The Orchard is open mid-April through November, but their schedule changes seasonally.

Charlottesville365; Hiking at Humpback Rock

Charlottesville is surrounded by hundreds of beautiful trails and hiking paths, and is very near an entrance to the Appalachian Trail. One of the most popular hiking routes is up Humpback Rock, which is a fairly short hike but that culminates in breath-taking views across much of Charlottesville, VA! Humpback Overlook is at scenic milepost 5.8, and has a beautiful