On Saturday we will meet in Western Ridge to work on the trail out towards Lickinghole Basin and to clear an area around a beautiful tree which will be highlighted by the Trails Crew and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. We need people who can prune and trim with hand tools, as well as people willing to operate trimmers and (maybe) mowers.
COME WHEN YOU CAN, LEAVE WHEN YOU MUST. We’re very flexible that way!
Meet at the trailhead at Fairwinds Lane (directions below or use 922 Fairwinds Lane in your GPS) at 9 a.m. If you need to come later, head left down the trail to find us. As always, it’s tick season, so long pants, socks, and sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring your own gloves, hat, and water, and be sure to use bug spray. Use our tools or bring your own. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
PLEASE BE SURE NOT TO BLOCK MAILBOXES OR DRIVEWAYS WHEN PARKING ON THE CUL DE SAC.
If you sign up here, we will be able to notify you in case we have to reschedule due to weather.
From downtown Crozet: Take Three Notch’d Road towards Charlottesville. Turn right on Park Ridge Drive (at the Sentara medical office). After the bridge over the train tracks, turn left on Lake Tree Lane, then take the third right on to Fairwinds. Park at the end of the cul de sac.
From Crozet Park: Continue east on Park Road through Westhall to Westhall Drive. Turn left, then the first left onto Eastern Ave. Continue on Eastern Avenue to near the end, then turn right on Park Ridge Drive. Just before the bridge over the train tracks, turn right onto Lake Tree Lane, then take the third right on to Fairwinds. Park at the end of the cul de sac.
Here’s the “& MORE”
Lots of announcements in our latest email. If you didn’t get it, and want to see other ways to help out, you can look at it here. You’ll find how to join in the Independence Day parade, how to help the Trails Crew if you can’t do work days, and a map for walking to/from the Independence Day celebration at Crozet Park.
As Crozet Park continues its efforts to encourage people to walk and bike, they are looking at the access points into the park from surrounding neighborhoods. We will help out by improving the short social trail from Myrtle Street into the park. Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, to help with leveling the area, laying down timber edging, and spreading and tamping gravel. The materials will be delivered adjacent to the work site, so for once there won’t be a lot of rolling wheelbarrows up and down hills.
Please sign up here so we know who’s coming, and can get in touch in case weather makes us change.
Directions: Meet at the CTC shed behind the Community Building at Crozet Park. If driving, come through the main entrance then go to the left around the pool and head straight back to the far parking lot. Please do not park on Hilltop St or Indigo Rd.
It’s time for our almost annual spring cleaning of the Henley Hornets Trail in Beaver Creek Park. This winter’s storms have brought down some trees and branches, and there will be brambles and brush to cut back. Many people are surprised there’s a trail at Beaver Creek; if that includes you, consider this an opportunity to find a new place to explore!
We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the small parking lot above the dam, to the right of Browns Gap Turnpike (directions below). Long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes, and work gloves strongly recommended. Also, bug spray! We will have tools or you can bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you must. Check our Facebook page after 8 that morning for rescheduling if the weather looks iffy.
From Crozet go east (toward Charlottesville) on Three Notch’d Rd past the water treatment plant. Turn left on Old Three Notch’d Road. At the end, take a sharp left onto Brown’s Gap Turnpike. Cross dam and parking is in the lot immediately on the right. Trail entrance is at the bottom of the opposite side of the dam.
Get to know the Crozet Connector Trail with the Trails Crew!
Our next walk will be Sunday, March 20, at 1:00. Starting from Crozet Park, we will walk the loop of the Crozet Connector Trail, with an emphasis on where the connections to the various neighborhoods can be found. If you don’t know where the trail is, or how to navigate its entirety, here’s your chance for a walk with the Crew.
Meet at the kiosk next to the eastern end of the parking lot (turn right from the main entrance road, kiosk is on the hill above the far end of the lot). The walk is about 3 miles and it generally takes us about 2 hours. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bug spray is highly recommended. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Check here after noon on that day for cancellations if the weather looks iffy.
Our November work day will be on Saturday, November 6, as we restore the trail at Rowcross Street following construction of new retention ponds in the area. The work will include trimming, pruning and mowing, and possibly re-routing the trail using shovels and rakes. In other words, there’s something for everyone. We especially invite Old Trail residents who use this trail to access Lickinghole Creek, the Lodge, and the trails in the future Western Park.
Meet at the intersection of Rowcross Street and Golf Drive in Old Trail (directions below) at 9:00 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes; long pants recommended. Bring your own water and gloves. We will provide tools or bring your own. Don’t forget your BUG SPRAY! Sign up here — it’s not required but if we need to make changes due to weather it lets us get in touch with you, plus it helps us with our planning.
Come when you can — leave when you must!
From Crozet: take Jarmans Gap Rd west. Turn left on Old Trail Drive. In the third roundabout, take the third exit on to Golf Drive, which intersects with Rowcross Street at the end. Find a place to park along the curb.