Spring—with its warm-but-not-too-warm-temperatures and extra hours of sunlight – is here, and if you need more of an excuse than that to get out and enjoy all the gifts of this gorgeous season…well, here’s one for you: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is host to a Spring Wildflower Walk on two consecutive Saturdays in April (the 7th and the 14th).

The hike is known to be exceptionally beautiful and exceptionally strenuous, with lots of uphill climbs and muddy slopes, as well as intimate views of the wilds of Monticello, so wear sturdy shoes! The hike kicks off at 9am at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor’s Center.