The CNC is located on 470 beautiful acres on the Big Otter River and located at the foot of the Peaks of Otter. Our meeting was hosted by Mr. Dan Cohen, Education Coordinator for the CNC. Dan was gracious enough to give us an overview of the CNC as well as some specifics of his grades K-12 educational outreach program. Dan trains volunteers to assist him in training the K-12ers. I have done this myself and have found it very rewarding. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dan Cohen at 540.587.4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following Dan’s presentation and a brief BRFAL business meeting, Dan conducted a short nature tour on the grounds adjacent to the Big Otter River. We then broke for lunch at the Peaks of Otter Lodge with a nice view of Lake Abbott and the Peaks.
After lunch we returned to CNC for a tour of the spectacularly beautiful Cloverlea Farm and Memorial Gardens. The view from the garden is framed by the Peaks of Otter. You don’t want to miss this. If you would like to visit CNC, please stop by the Education and Research Center and sign in. Trail maps are available. I have attached a few pictures of our day to wet your appetite.