LEAF is a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Conservation Education Program that engages private and public entities to develop strategies that attract new audiences. Part of this effort is establishing heritage based outdoor classrooms.
The Reynolds Homestead has created a 1.0 mile interpretive forest tour trail that combines learning about natural resource use and heritage tourism. The trail is open throughout the year from dawn until dusk and offers seasonal observers an opportunity to experience the changing habitat of native flora and fauna. Check out the LEAF trail map here.
An informational kiosk is located at the top right of the upper parking lot at the Community Enrichment Center. There are LEAF Brochures, bird sighting records and additional information available. The trail begins just to the right of the kiosk.
The Reynolds Homestead joins the Powell River Project Research and Education Center, the Cyrus McCormick Farm, James Madison’s Monpelier and Arlington County in establishing these educational classrooms that provide learning about coalfield reclamation, sustainable forestry, green infrastructure and many other subjects.
The staff invites you to experience the Reynolds Homestead in a new way through the LEAF Trail. You’re welcome to take a self guided tour or contact Sarah Wray at 276-694-7181 ex.27 to scheduled a guided tour.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: View the video below to learn more about the LEAF Trail!
For more information about Virginia’s Link to Education About Forestry Program, click here.