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.
Our October work day is coming up! On Saturday, October 16, we will prepare the length of the Crozet Connector Trail for our annual 5K trail run the next Saturday.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Trails Crew shed in Crozet Park (directions below). Be prepared to break up into smaller groups that may be sent to various sections of the trail with your tools to address specific problem areas. The focus of this work day is to get the trail in its best possible condition – primarily trimming back brambles and branches in places that tend to get overgrown, and using the string trimmer on places the mowers don’t reach.
If we can get a good turnout, this won’t take us too long! Long pants and sleeves recommended, as well as work gloves and a hat. Carry your own water. Bring your own tools or use ours. Don’t forget your bug spray!
Sign up here is optional, but it lets us get in touch with you if we need to make changes due to weather. Come even if you haven’t signed up!
Directions: Enter Crozet Park from Park Road. Take the internal road to the left of the swimming pool to the back of the parking area where the basketball nets are set up. Please park away from the basketball courts so kids can still play. Meet at the small storage shed adjacent to the white Community Center (formerly Radio Building).
It’s time to beat back the summer’s growth on the trail from Chesterfield Landing to Lickinghole Creek. We will be using loppers, pruners, string trimmers and maybe a saw or two to widen and freshen up the trail we opened up last fall. We may also work on the beginning of a trail from the creek up towards Sparrow Hill. Everyone is welcome! Come when you can and leave when you must.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the trail entrance in Chesterfield Landing, across the street from 5436 Oxbow Drive. Please be careful not to block mailboxes or driveways!
Wear sturdy shoes and BUG SPRAY! Long pants and sleeves recommended. Bring your own water, and plenty of it. We have tools, or bring your own favorites if you prefer. We should be done in approximately 2 hours.
Sign up is not required, but if you do, we can get in touch with you if needed for a change in weather or other unforeseen circumstance. Sign up here.