Plan Your Trip

Explore Our Recommended Trip Itineraries 

Itinerary #1

A Mix of Rural Life Experiences and Outdoor Activities

Itinerary #2

The Adventure Itinerary

Itinerary #3

Country and Downtown Adventures

Nature Experience Menu

Places to Eat

Crozet Eateries

Bacio Mediterranean Cuisine

Coconut Thai Kitchen

Crozet Creamery

Crozet Pizza

Duners Restaurant
higher-end dining

Fardowners Restaurant

Hunt Country Store
sandwiches and comfort dinners to-go

Hunt Country Store
sandwiches and comfort dinners to-go

Mi Rancho

Morsel Compass
tacos, sandwiches, soups and prepared dinners to-go


Mud House Coffee

Restoration Restaurant

Sal’s Pizza

Sam’s Hot Dogs

Smoked Kitchen and Tap
Southern BBQ – a favorite of the locals


Whistle Stop Grill

Yellow Mug 434-812-0096
breakfast sandwiches, coffee and sweets

Charlottesville Places to Eat near Ivy Creek Natural Area/ River View Farm and Rivanna River Rafters

Al Carbone South American Family Restaurant

Bodo’s Bagels and Sandwiches

Kohr Brother Frozen Custard

Nguyen’s Kitchen



What to Bring?


  • Water bottles
  • Bug spray
  • Travel first-aid kit
  • Blank journal
  • Pencils and pens


  • Travel watercolor kit
  • Guidebooks
  • Identification books
  • Binoculars
  • Hand Lens
  • Magnifying glass
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Handheld net
  • Fishing rod, tackle and bait
  • Pocket knife