Skylark Farm

Leslie Cheek Jr. found the property in 1969 in Fauber Farm. He began work on Skylark that same year for a rural retreat. Mr. Cheek, who had studied architecture and stage design at both Harvard and Yale, began sketching rough ideas for the farm. These ideas were later prepared upon more elaborate drawings by Charlottesville … Read more

Lesesne State Forest

Lesesne is the fifth largest State Forest in the Commonwealth with 421 acres dedicated to a research facility for American chestnut and a wildlife sanctuary. The Lesesne Forest comprises 421.59 acres of timbered, open, and semi-open forestland, two American and Hybrid chestnut orchards, and small-acreage walnut research plots. There are approximately 34 acres presently devoted … Read more