Between April, 2018, and mid-summer, the Crozet Connector Trail will be closed at the location of construction of the Eastern Avenue extension (to the east of Summerdean Road in Westhall). A temporary detour has been developed.
1.) When heading east (away from Crozet Park) – approximately .15 miles from the park, exit the trail to the right and cross a pedestrian bridge which leads to a paved trail up the hill to the intersection of Summerdean Rd. and Jonna St. Turn left to follow Jonna St. less than a quarter mile. When you reach the grassy slope on your left — it’s across the street from a pond — follow the flags down the slope, across the small stream, and then turn right to resume the trail.
2.) When heading west (toward Crozet Park) – watch for the detour sign immediately after you pass the cleared grassy slope on your left. Follow the flags across the stream and up the grassy slope. When you get to Jonna Street, turn right and follow the sidewalk to the intersection of Summerdean Rd., where a paved path on your right leads back downhill to the trail.
Caution — the grassy slope is steep, please be careful!
We plan to install a temporary bridge over the stream, and mow the path up the slope, soon.
We have several work days scheduled:
- June 9 to trim the Connector Trail at Foothill Crossing
- June 23 to trim the Creekside Trail in Old Trail
- July 14, location will be determined by the beginning of the month
We are also preparing for the Independence Day celebration on June 30.
Sign up here to sell beer and show up at Crozet elementary by 4:30 that afternoon to walk in the parade.
Our monthly meeting will be at 6:30 on June 28. Come and meet the Crew!
Summer weather has struck — We need help mowing and trimming the trail between Western Ridge and Lickinghole Basin! Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Tree Lane, just past the intersection with Vista View Lane. We’re looking for anyone willing to push a mower or operate a string trimmer, plus people to clip and prune branches and vines along the trail. We should be done in about 2 hours.
Wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Bring water. Long pants and insect repellent are recommended. Bring your own tools or use ours.
Construction has begun on the extension of Eastern Avenue between Westhall and Foothill Crossing. As a result, the Connector Trail is temporarily closed near Summerdean Rd. (See yellow area on map). When walking from Crozet Park, you must exit the trail at Summerdean Road. When walking toward the park from Western Ridge, the trail is closed several hundred yards before you reach the connection to Summerdean Road, and there is no detour or other trail exit in the area.
As we learn more about the extent of this project, we’ll pass it on. In the meantime, please respect the trail barricades.
Starr Hill Brewery has named the Crozet Trails Crew the beneficiary of April’s “Cheers for Charity!” Thank you, Starr Hill!
Do you want to help develop trails around Crozet, but don’t have a lot of time to work on them? Here’s your chance for the easiest trail work ever. Go to Starr Hill in April. Any time. Buy a beer. $1 of every pint sold goes to the Trails Crew.
If you want even more fun, join us for our Kick-off Party at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Who knows, we may even come up with some prizes. For sure we’ll have trail maps, and can answer your questions about the trails.
And if you enjoy Crozet’s trails on bikes, come on out to our bike maintenance workshop, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15. (You won’t be doing your taxes, right?) Cor Carelsen, from the Crozet Bike Shop, will be presenting. And we will give away one (or maybe two!) certificates for a free bike tune-up.