Lots To Do In Scenic Madison County

Lots To Do In Scenic Madison County

By Celeste M. Smucker – While perhaps best known for its spectacular scenery, Madison County also attracts tourists coming for special events like the upcoming Hops Festival, or passing through on their way to Charlottesville and points south who decide to stop for a meal or enjoy a night in one of the county’s gracious […]

At Living Earth School, students learn wilderness survival tips, naturalist skills and how to track animals, among other things. Photo: Courtesy Living Earth School

Summer VILLAGE: Exploring the link between unstructured outside playtime and healthy childhood development

Inside a gigantic twig nest, 5-year-old Colter Vincenti flaps his arms. “Help me find food,” he trills. Colter and his mom, Leora Vincenti, have come for the first time to Wildrock, a new nonprofit nature “playscape” located in northwestern Albemarle County. “It’s pretty simple,” says Vincenti. “Kids are boiling with energy and nature can absorb it.” […]