Friends Wilderness Center
Friends Wilderness is a Sanctuary of Peace.
We extend a warm welcome year round to ALL those seeking the restorative power of nature.
Visit for a day or schedule an overnight stay:
- Explore 1600 acres of Blue Ridge forest, criss-crossed by hiking trails and mountain streams.
- Discover waterfalls and artesian springs.
- Hike down to the Shenandoah River and up to the Appalachian Trail and Raven Rocks scenic overlook.
- Find inspiration for an escape in nature in our calendar of events and programs.
To entice you to visit & inspire deeper experiences in nature,
Friends Wilderness Programs are family friendly, accommodating, and varied, including:
forest therapy, yoga, meditation, art, poetry, bird watching, salamanders, wildflowers, star gazing, meteor showers….
Feel the worries & demands of life fade as the sights & sounds of nature work their magic.
Energize as your perspective shifts & the wonders of nature expand all your senses.
Head home with a natural glow: a bounce in your step, a smile on your face & new light in your heart.