Ease Into Nature Three Site Open House Tour- July 5, 2021

Ease Into Nature Three Site Open House Tour on July 5th, 2021. 9am – 4 pm. Travelers, day trippers, kids of all ages, and families celebrate a love of the Blue Ridge foothill landscape and nature.  Discover Wildrock Playscape, Montfair Resort Farm and Henley’s Orchard, near the small town of Crozet, Virginia.

Covid precautions in place: Distancing, masks, spaced timing as well as outdoor venues are in place to keep folks safe! 

Enjoy an authentic Blue Ridge foothills experience. Explore the playscape at Wildrock, Paddle a canoe at Montfair Farm Resort, eat a peach at Henley’s Orchard. Connect to nature and meet the owners working to preserve a special way of life close to the land. Start your day with a visit to Wildrock. (Reservations for a 90 minute visit are required. Open house visits to Montfair and Henley’s Orchard may occur after the scheduled Wildrock visit between 9am and 4pm. Directions will be provided with the confirmation email. Book online: https://www.wildrock.org/visit-reservations or Call 434-823-5100 to reserve your visit! Event is open to everyone!

A Sisterhood in the Blue Ridge Foothills: Ease Into Nature Open House

CROZET, VIRGINIA – Three women eco-business owners in rural Albemarle County have come together to offer a three-stop Ease Into Nature Open House on July 5th.

 Visit three locations in one day: Wildrock, Montfair Farm Resort, and Henley’s Orchard, to connect with nature and to meet the owners working to preserve a special way of life close to the land.

Enjoy an authentic Blue Ridge foothills experience at the Ease Into Nature Open House. Start your day with a visit to Wildrock to tour the Playscape and the Bird  Sanctuary. Paddle a canoe, fish and explore the trails at Montfair. Eat a peach and wander the orchards with the fourth-generation owner of Henley’s Orchard.

Meet three women working to preserve authentic Blue Ridge foothills experiences. All three women share a close tie to the land and a desire to share their passion for nature connection with visitors.

  • Leora Sheridan Vincenti: nature artist and manager of the third-generation Montfair Resort Farm

  • Sarah Henley: steward of Henley Orchard, family-owned and operated for four generations

  • Carolyn Schuyler: founder and director of Wildrock, a nonprofit Nature Play and Discovery Center

The event is free of charge and open to everyone! Reservations are required to maintain crowd capacity limits and may be made through Wildrock’s website or call 434-823- 5100 to make a reservation by phone. Open house visits to Montfair and Henley’s Orchard may occur after the scheduled Wildrock visit between 9am and 4pm.

The Ease Into Nature Open House will mark the beginning of an ongoing partnership of local businesses in support of our vibrant rural economy that works to preserve our beautiful, unique landscape and rural community. The Ease Into Nature program will include a series of tourism itineraries for visitors to select from, including visits to Montfair, Wildrock, and Henley’s Orchard, and other local businesses and attractions. This collaboration is made possible by a Virginia Tourism Corporation Partnership Grant. An Ease Into Nature website will launch this summer with more information about these travel itineraries and scheduling details.