Date(s) - April 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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I visited the bluebells this week and they are exquisite and in full bloom! This hike is primarily a chance to enjoy the Bluebells, the Herons and the Bald Eagles. We will walk to the waterfall and go a little further up the creek to see a second cascading waterfall I discovered. There are an amazing assortment of spring wildflowers including Trillium along the hillside by the waterfall.
The Herons are very actively making their nests larger and flying back and forth with sticks to hand-off to their partner. I saw both Bald Eagles sitting on the tree and you can see the female sitting in the nest with binoculars.
This hike is on a lovely paved path along the Shenandoah River and then leads into the Rolling Ridge Foundation lands (1,400 undeveloped acres). https://www.su.edu/cool-spring/visitor-information/trails/.
Remember to bring a snack, water and shoes appropriate for some muddiness on the Rolling Ridge trail.
Please look at the link for directions and descriptions of this beautiful area. https://www.su.edu/cool-spring/visitor-information/maps/
Twin Oaks Winery and Hill High Marketplace off of Rt. 7 (covered wagon) are some lovely places to visit on the way home (if you are heading East).
I have a Spring Renewal workshop until 1:30 pm that day but promised that I would lead another hike when the Bluebells were at their peak. They are sensationally beautiful!