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Step into the natural world.

While Covenant Woods puts you close to all the suburban and urban conveniences you may ever need, the peaceful environment created by our natural setting transports you to another world. It’s a place where you can breathe deep and relax, listen to the birds sing, watch the ducks paddle, and let your cares wash away.

At Covenant Woods, you’ll be surrounded by 90 acres of green space and conservation land — and you’ll find infinite ways to enjoy it. With walking paths, a fishing pond, cultivated gardens and natural wildflowers, Covenant Woods’ campus will gently and naturally add an affirming sense of peace and connection to your life. Whether you simply want to immerse yourself in the glorious surroundings or you want to pursue more active recreational opportunities like hiking, fishing, gardening, or bocce ball, life at Covenant Woods is a natural choice.

“The outdoor experience at Covenant Woods is more than just the woods! While there are excellent forest trails on the property, the campus is also rich with annual and perennial plantings, resident gardens and the campus farm growing fresh produce, and a wide variety of wildlife including a quite successful bluebird nesting program. Plus, there are numerous benches that provide spots to just sit and enjoy the peace and beauty of it all.”

— Dave C., Resident

Why not take a walk?

What’s the one activity that improves muscle strength and flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, joint health, bone density, sleep quality, weight management, stress reduction and mental health? Walking. Whether you prefer a casual stroll or a spirited hike, it’s easy to keep moving at Covenant Woods. With beautiful, wooded trails and paved walking paths, it’s never been easier to get out in the open air and experience the beauty of land and sky through the changing seasons.

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Try it once. You’ll be hooked.

Did you know more people in the United States fish than play golf and tennis combined? Fishing is not only a great way to connect with nature, but also a way to bond with friends and family members and create new memories. Whether you’re looking for some quiet time alone to reflect or you want to see the look on your grandchild’s face when landing that first lunker, going fishing at Covenant Woods is as easy as heading over to our own private catch-and-release fishing pond with floating marshlands

Gather in the great outdoors.

Sometimes, just being outdoors for a reflective moment in nature can work wonders for your state of mind. Being there with friends can be even better. Covenant Woods provides plenty of opportunities to get together with your neighbors or visiting family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors.

The Spring is a small pond with two bridges spanning a small creek bed. Home to a family of ducks, The Spring welcomes guests and residents with a fountain, native plants, and trees, and was designed in part by Virginia Tech landscape architecture students, with an eye toward creating a therapeutic landscape that appeals to older adults. The Spring has been designated an official Virginia Treasure by the Commonwealth.

The Pergola offers a shady, on-campus respite with comfortable seating shielded from the sun.

The Grand Lawn, situated just outside The Lodge, is a space where residents enjoy social hours and events. During the winter holidays, The Grand Lawn is beautifully decorated with festive lights and Christmas trees.

The Terrace at Fireside offers exceptional outdoor dining featuring two pergolas, an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, television, outdoor furnishings, and a sound system.

Discover so many ways to grow in your garden.

Gardening is not only a physical activity; it also challenges your mind, soothes the spirit, and provides opportunities to socialize with others who enjoy cultivating and growing something that’s both beautiful and useful. If gardening is something you enjoy, you’ll find many opportunities to make it part of your life at Covenant Woods. You can enjoy the quiet beauty of our Williamsburg Garden or plant your own garden plot at our 20,000-square-foot campus farm. You may also choose to volunteer at the campus farm to help grow and harvest the fresh produce that finds its way to your table in our restaurants.

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See the people and places of Covenant Woods come to life in pictures. From outdoor spaces and our thriving farm to exceptional amenities, there’s a whole world here to explore.

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Covenant Woods offers an extensive array of services and amenities designed to make your life easier, more convenient, and a lot more fun.

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As you get to know Covenant Woods, you’ll be invited to think beyond what you’ve always known. Downloading our brochure is a good way to continue the journey.