Sweet Briar College campus

Sweet Briar College

In 2015, Sweet Briar College was ranked by the Princeton Review as having the fourth most beautiful campus in the United States, as well as the tenth best college dorms, the thirteenth best career services, and the eighteenth most accessible professors. In the summers, Sweet Briar has proven something of an ideal place for young artists to call home for three weeks as they think, work, challenge, and extend themselves as artists. 

Sweet Briar Trail System

Situated on the College's scenic 3,250 acres are over twenty miles of trails which wind through forests, fields, and rolling hills. Designed for the enjoyment of hikers, cyclists, and equestrians, Sweet Briar trails explore the variety of natural and cultural features found at the College.

Trails traverse open fields and young, mature, and old growth forests containing red and while oak, poplar, maple, and beech trees. In season, wildflowers such as bloodroot, crested dwarf iris, wild geraniums, and native azaleas festoon the landscape. The many types of wildlife spotted along the trails include white-tailed deer, turkey, kingfishers, piliated woodpeckers, fox, an occasional river otter, and myriad butterflies.