"In a Nutshell" by Joseph Anthony
June 1 - July 31
In a Nutshell is the story of the life-cycle of an oak tree, starting with a single acorn that falls to the ground. See how this tree grows and thrives, facing great challenges along the way, and living for hundreds of years! Follow the book page-signs, reading as you walk along our woodland trails. How many oak trees will you see along the way? What kinds of oak trees will you see? Watch for squirrels gathering acorns off the forest floor!
The book pages will lead you to our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom for fun, hands-on activities that help you learn more about the mighty oak, tree identification, and the many living things that trees support. Bring home your own Red Oak seedling to plant!
Visitors can walk our self-guided Tale Trails daily between 9 AM-6 PM. Admission is $5 per child; adults and infants are free. Put payment in the gray box on the Farm Stand porch (you'll find instructions there). Please enter both the number of adults and kids in our Log Book. Canterbury residents can reserve a free pass from Elkins Public Library. Please leave your pass in the cash box.
Trails are not suitable for strollers. Wear good walking shoes, and be careful of slippery spots. Trails in the woods might be buggy. Please apply bug spray in the parking area--away from plants to protect our pollinators. We also sell Hazel Moon bug spray and balm in our Farm Stand if you didn't bring any repellent. Please leave pets at home.