On our way back from Pipesteam, West Virginia, we stumbled on this little gem, Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden in Lexington, VA.
Boxerwood – a Nature Center and Woodland Garden located in Lexington, Virginia – is the legacy of Robert S. Munger (1911-1988). It is situated in a rolling Virginia valley nestled between the Allegany and Appalachian Mountains. The thirty acre site contains habitats ranging from wetlands to forests to meadows and fifteen acres of mature, naturalistically planted trees and shrubs, featuring both native and unusual plant specimens.
It is a garden but even better for those will little ones–it has the most amazing playtrail for kids. It is like my dream garden if I could made it one in our backyard for our son. I highly recommend stopping by, having a picnic, and taking some time to explore.
The Play Trail
This place is amazing. There was water, a mud station, a dinosaur bone station, a tree house, stepping stones, things to climb through and in like the super cool tunnel- I loved how it was things to play with but still connect to nature unlike a regular playground. So much sensory, so much mess- so much fun! You can learn more about it here.