Endless fun at Boxerwood Nature Center

We ventured to Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden as part of our Funnest Summer Ever!!  I can not speak highly enough of Boxerwood. My boys spent two hours playing and would have stayed another two hours if I let them.

Boxerwood Garden Center

Located in Lexington, VA, Boxerwood offers an interactive play trail that allows kids to use their imagination, get dirty, and learn through play.

Boxerwood Playtrail Signs

The trail includes a challenging slack line, mud tub, play kitchen, play house, creek, small mountain tunnel, digging  to china and a tree house and den.  Hours of fun!



Boxerwood Playtrail Fun

After a good hour on the Play Trail, the boys were ready to explore more.  We ventured down a few trails, towards a pond and took in the sights and sounds.  I loved that there was art interspersed along the trails.

Boxerwood Art

After our hike, we had a picnic lunch under the trees.  And then, we played some more! There was a preschool group visiting and my boys loved playing with the other kids.  I enjoyed chatting with the team members who make Boxerwood happen.

The Details

  • Boxerwood is free, although free-will donations are most appreciated.
  • There are bathrooms located in the main building, as long as there are staff members on duty. If not, there is a port-a-potty located at the head of the Play Trail.
  • Check out the scavenger hunts that are pinned in the first “kisosk”.
  • Wear play clothes…the kids will get dirty.
  • Pack sunscreen, bug spray, water, and wipes (to clean the munchkins off).
  • Pack a lunch–there is a nice area to eat.

Have you been to Boxerwood?  Do you have any tips to share–if so leave them in the comments below.


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