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Cloud Hill Farm

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


Elevation: 2837 ft.

Cloud Hill Farm overlooks the Jackson River Valley and is surrounded by montane hardwood forests and open fields. In addition to the surrounding woodlands, this site also houses gardens that attract a wide variety of butterflies including eastern tiger swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, and silver-spotted skipper. Eastern bluebird, song sparrow, and American goldfinch are numerous in open areas. In the woodlands, look for pileated woodpecker, eastern screech-owl, and Carolina wren. White-tailed deer are abundant throughout this property. Also look for eastern box turtle, eastern chipmunk, and woodchuck.


From Paddy Knob Lookout, return south on SR 84 for 15.1 miles to its intersection with US 220. Turn left and travel north on US 220 for 0.2 miles. Cloud Hill Farm appears quickly on the right, the second driveway on the left from SR 84.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (540) 468-3113, abaird@cfw.com
  • Website
  • Season:
  • Access: By appointment only

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Viewing Blinds