A Walk Worth Taking

If you are going to be on campus to pick up your student for Thanksgiving and have a little time, there is a walk worth taking.  You can do this with your student, or on your own with a little help from the Campus Map.  It’s the walk through the woods to Reynolda Village.

20130110path0093You walk past Winston Hall down toward the parking lot and there is a little stone entrance and path (on the map it is labeled ‘Reynolda Walking Trail’).  This is a lovely walk, a little bit hilly in places.  Depending on whether you are really moving or merely ambling, it might take you somewhere between 10-20 minutes.

At the end of the trail you will see a series of shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village.  One of the new favorites of some of our campus is Silo, which does a variety of sandwiches and desserts, as well as wine and beer (for those over 21).  I have been on several occasions and can attest to how much I like the pimento cheese sandwich.  Once I was with a colleague and split their pot au chocolate for dessert, which was essentially a fondue type setup, with tart granny smith apples and fantastic chocolate sauce.  They have both indoor and outdoor seating and it’s very welcoming.  Another favorite food haunt there is Village Tavern, perennially popular.  Their basket of homemade chips is a student staple.

You can have a bite to eat and then walk it off as you get closer to Reynolda House, Museum of American Art.  Or take in the shops of Reynolda Village (shoe lovers will head to Monkees).

I suspect for many parents, you are hurrying to get here and collect your Deacs, but if you have time for a stroll, this is a walk worth taking.

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