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Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

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Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Do not miss the Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. School has restarted and it seems that summer is coming to a very quick close. However, it does not go quietly at Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities. There is a huge Festival at Wintergreen Resort. It is an extraordinary compilation of events and entertainment for all the family. The Wintergreen Labor Day weekend starts on Friday evening and  continues through Monday. Be sure to check out all the information for this amazing weekend.  Also be sure to check out Wintergreen Resorts Events calendar weekly.

A brief summary of events includes:

  • live entertainment at the edge
  • the summer’s end mountain bike race (registration required)
  • an amazing arts and craft showcase
  • the summer’s end trail run (registration required)
  • bonfire stories, block parties and a tree house children program
  • an all american breakfast buffet at the Copper Mine Restaurant
  • outdoor movies
  • a summer’s end music festival

and if all that was not enough, Wintergreen Labor Day Weekend Festivities conclude on Monday with

This features Beach Olympics, including blind water balloon toss, hula hoop contest, sand castle building contest and much more!  All at Lake Monocan. For complete information on this amazing weekend please check out the days, times, and pre-registration requirements.

Wintergreen Resort

There is always something to do at Wintergreen Resort. Award winning events are held all year long.  Everything from Skiing or snow tubing in the winter, awesome autumn and spring hiking, and a wonderful Spring Nature Symposium, to tennis, golf and water activities in the summer.

Real Estate at Wintergreen Resort

It is not hard to understand why many people have chosen to own real estate at Wintergreen. There is everything from Wintergreen Mountain Homes to Stoney Creek Valley Villas to choose from. Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office is Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties and it is the Official Real Estate Company of Wintergreen Resort. Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer.

Contact us today and be a proud part of Wintergreen’s future!

 

 

Black Bears at Wintergreen?

Black bears. Be aware they can look very cute!

Black Bears. This cub looks so cute!

Are there Black Bears at Wintergreen?

Black bears do live in the mountains in this area. Do you think Black Bears scary?  Most people would probably answer yes to this question initially. However, as with any wild animals, as you learn more about them you realize they are not, in general, a danger to you. In fact the Black Bears are more scared of people and will tend to take off quickly if they hear people around. Usually, the black bears, with their amazing hearing, will hear people approaching and they will take off out of the way. You may not even see the bear as he disappears back into the woods.

Black Bear Cubs look Cute and Cuddly.

Black Bear cubs may look cute and cuddly, however keep in mind that a very possessive mother bear is likely to be near by. She will not take kindly to anyone coming between her and her cubs. This is a situation most experienced hikers know to avoid. Otherwise, in general, as long as you make a noise to let the bear know you are around (singing, talking, etc), they will usually stay well clear.

Never Feed Black Bears!

Black bears are highly intelligent  animals with an incredible sense of smell. They can smell potential food sources over great distances. They are opportunists, always looking for easy calories. This often leads hungry bears to dumpsters, garbage cans, or kitchens. When bears learn that garbage means food, they come back to it again and again. learning to associate humans and homes with food. Sadly this usually ends with the “problem bear” being euthanized. Thus leaving food around outside is a definite no!  Never leave food/garbage outside. Wintergreen is a Bear Smart community.

The Nature Center can Help

The knowledgable folks at the Nature Center can help teach you proper “bear behavior,” Learning that we are invading the bears natural habitat is important. However, it is possible to live in harmony if we make an effort and follow the basic wild animal ground rules. TWNF teaches ways to react and behave around these and other animals should you meet any on the trails. There are “bear bells” some people take on hikes so the bears will hear them approaching. The TWNF has new New Resident Orientation talks if you are going to live on the mountain.

Your Wintergreen Resort Real Estate HQ!

Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office is Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties. It is the Official Real Estate Company of Wintergreen Resort. Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer, and as a Wintergreen property owner and member, Brian knows what it means to live and breath in the fresh air of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Let experts show you why this is the Premier Four Season Resort of the Mid Atlantic.

Call 434-296-9860 and let The Chase Team be your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.

Until next time,

Brian

 

Wintergreen Nature Center ~ Fun

 

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 The Wintergreen Nature Center

The Wintergreen Nature Center is a wonderful place and not just for adults. There are numerous events planned for the family and younger adventurers as well. Wintergreen is a great place to explore. Wintergreen Nature Center camps can help the youngsters explore their surroundings and learn valuable lessions on wildlife safety when it comes to every day life in Wintergreen. The Junior Exployers at Wintergreen Nature Center

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A mountain stream near Wntergreen Nature Center

The Junior Explorers program offers various summer camps to keep the kids happy. They learn about the forest wildlife in the process. In one such offering In the Wild, Wild Wintergreen program kids will explore forests, ponds and streams for all manner of wild life. These critters may hop, scramble, crawl or swim and may include Lizards, frogs and birds. It takes place at Lake Monican on July 14th.

 

 

See one of these beautiful moths at the Wintergreen Nature Center

 

At Lake Monocan, in the Stoney Creek Village community of Wintergreen Resort, on June 3rd The Early Exployers will be at work. In “it’s a small, small, world,” they will take a look at insects, butterflys and other small flying inhabitants around and about at Monican. For example, the beautiful Luna Moth is a joy to watch fluttering around the trees at dusk.

 

 

If your child’s preference is for a quiet place to read  and play then Robins’Nook at Trillium House may be for them. It offers quiet play and resources for all members of the family. They can spend time together with stories, puzzles and games. Or just get outside and enjoy wintergreen as a family. Check out all of the Wintergreen Nature Center camps and events for adults and children right here ……

Wintergreens’ Nature Center is an awesome place for adults and children in every season. There is so much to learn about your environs and so much to do there. It is also important that your children learn about the  insects, birds or animals in this area as they may ecounter them at some point. This way you can be assured they will stay safe when playing outside.

Can’t get enough of  Wintergreen? Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen Resort.

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homes,  ski front condos, mountain homes and much more.

Contact us and let the Brian Chase  be your source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs. Brian will help you find your piece of paradise!  And paradise it is!

Until next time,

Brian Chase

Wintergreens Wildflower Symposium

Wintergreens Wildflower Symposium is hosted by the Wintergreen Nature Center every May

Wintergreens Wildflower Symposium is one of the The Wintergreen Nature Foundations annual programs. It was founded by Doug Coleman who is respected by experienced conservation leaders as a can-do administrator. He is also well known by academics as an innovative world thinker on Southern Appalachian ecology. He is best known as the instrumental leader in the founding of The Wintergreen Nature Foundation. It offers a wealth of nature programs during the year.

What is Wintergreens Wildflower Symposium ?

One of the favorite events at the Wintergreen Nature Center is the upcoming Wintergreen Nature Foundations Spring Wildflower Symposium. It is an awesome couple of days with numerous renowned speakers, artists and programs. The Spring Wildflower Symposium starts on May 15th – May 17th. In addition to a host of expert lectures and expert lead hikes, they have a wonderful wild flower plant sale. Here  you can buy actual rare Virginia wild flowers. Volunteers tenderly nuture seedlings  during the year. Would you want to help?  Read on..

 

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The Awesome Trillium Field in full bloom for Wintergreens Wildflower Symposium

The Wintergreen Nature Center also works to conserve the wild fauna and flowers of the mountains. One of its great successes is this amazing “Trillium field.” This is an absolute treasure every spring. These amazing plants only bloom after 7 years and have been lovingly  relocated from building sites and such by the nature center staff. In addition, volunteers and residents alike help in this amazing conservation process.

Is it just about flowers?

Not at all.  They offer expert lead hikes, classes, and lots of fun projects for the kids too.  Check out the Calendar of events here.

Can’t get enough of Wintergreen? Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen Resort.

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homes, ski front condoswalk to ski condos, and many more.

Contact Brian Chase, your complete real estate resource for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, and help you find your piece of paradise!  And paradise it is!