Get Your LeprechON!

It’s March and we invite you to Go Green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! The pot of gold at the end of your rainbow could just be a visit to one of our beautiful cottages and any of these great March events:

Get Out!
Enjoy the great, green outdoors at several picturesque spots sponsored by National Wildlife Week:
Go hiking, biking, birdwatching or snowshoeing by yourself, with a friend or your significant other for a fun day at Douthat State Park in Millboro. 
Take the kids for an exciting and educational adventure at Boxerwood Nature Center’s Play Trail! This nature playground designed especially for young children offers an array of fun learning activities, from leaf boat-making “mud pies” to building with log cookies! 
Ride a horse, hike or bike on the 4.5-mile Virginia Ridge Blueway Trail in Nelson County. This easy, flat trail follows the beautiful Piney River.
See the “opening” of the trees (green maple buds) at the 52nd Annual Highland Maple Festival March 13-14 and 20-21. Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Switzerland,” traveling back roads and mountain byways to take part in this annual celebration of all things Maple. Events include syrup-making demonstrations, the crowning of the Maple Queen, and the Festival Fling and Festival Sugar Shakeup dances. There are local foods, craft shows and musical entertainment daily.

…Or stay in!

Need to brush up on your St. Patrick’s Day lore? Hit the Green Valley Book Fair in Harrisonburg March 13 to 28 from 9am to 7pm each day. The fair offers a huge selection of great reads from children’s books to bestsellers at bargain prices! 

Get in the Irish mood with a sampling of Irish (or Indian or Italian) brews at Washington Street Purveyors in downtown Lexington March 13 from 2-4pm.

Listen to the haunting sounds of the Iona Celtic Band, voted Best Folk-Traditional Recording of 2006 by the Washington, D.C. Area Music Association! Iona will treat audience members to a high energy concert featuring Scottish fiddling, driving percussion, and strong vocals from all Celtic nations at the BB&T Music Center in Luray.

Luck o’ the Irish!

Bill and Eileen Hoernlein
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