Just some love for the Crozet Trails Crew, and a huge and heartfelt thank you to the volunteers for all that they do for Crozet.
Saturday morning trail work — come out and help keep the trails in good shape through the summer growing season. We will mow, weed-shack, prune and trim from Fairwinds Lane to the end of the trail at Lickinghole Basin. We’ll need people willing to work with the mowers and trimmers, as well as folks with loppers, pruners, and saws.
We will have tools, or bring your own if you prefer. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Long pants and a hat are recommended, plus bug spray.
Come when you can, leave when you must.
Children welcome if accompanied by a parent.
Location: Trail entrance at the end of Fairwinds Lane, in Western Ridge
Directions: From Three Notch’d Road, turn on to Park Ridge Drive. Just pass the bridge over the railroad, turn left on Lake Tree Lane. Take the third right on Fairwinds Lane and drive to the end.
On Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m., The Crozet Trails Crew will host a kick-off party at the Starr Hill taproom located on Three Notch’d Road/ Route 240, Crozet. Please come and support the Trails Crew in their effort to build and maintain trails throughout Crozet. Starr Hill will donate a $1 for every pint purchased throughout the month of June through their Cheers for Charity program. Members of the CTC will be present to answer any questions in regard to current projects and future plans.
Go green for St. Patrick’s Day by helping to maintain a Crozet trail! We have a workday this Saturday, March 17 at 9 am at the Creekside Trail in Old Trail (apologies for the date error in our last email). This beautiful trail that runs along Lickinghole Creek needs some attention–we will build a section of boardwalk and make other trail improvements. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water, pruners/loppers, and work gloves.
Directions: from Jarman’s Gap Road, turn into Old Trail on Old Trail Drive. Go through the first traffic circle, then turn right on Welbourne Lane to pass through the Creekside gate/pylons. Entrance to the trail is .2 miles on the left, almost directly across from Millstream Drive. Park along the street. If coming from 250, simply reverse!
Continue the celebratory spirit into April by raising a toast to our trails! Starr Hill Brewery has once again named the Crozet Trails Crew as the April beneficiary of Cheers for Charity! $1 of every pint sold during the month will be donated to our work building and maintaining Crozet Trails. Plan to attend some of our planned special events at Starr Hill (and buy a beer or two while you’re there)–or just stop by for no reason at all!
Saturday, April 7, 2 pm, Kickoff party – an informal gathering to celebrate our work (and sell beer). If you already know the Trails Crew, come for the fun. If you don’t know us, come on out to meet some friendly people and learn about the trails.
Sunday, April 15, 2 pm — Bike Maintenance Demo presented by Cor from the Crozet Bicycle Shop. Learn how to do simple repairs and bring your questions. We’ll be giving away a couple of bike tune-ups as door prizes.
Sunday, April 22, 1 pm – Earth Day 4K Trail Race. More details to come.
Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, March 22, 6:30-8 pm at Mi Rancho in Old Trail Town Center. See you on the trails,
Take a walk on the Crozet Connector Trail, guided by members of the Crozet Trails Crew. This trail is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Westhall, Foothill Crossing, Western Ridge, and Westlake Hills, with plans to connect to Claudius Crozet Park. Meet at the kiosk at the eastern (right) end of the parking lot in Crozet Park (near the playground), prepared for an approximately 3 mile walk on uneven ground. Wear sturdy shoes and carry water; a hat and insect repellent is recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Check our Facebook page for weather cancellations one hour before scheduled start time.
We have a workday coming up this Saturday, July 11 to clear the lower Westhall trail. Meet at 8:30 am at the new entrance to the future WestLake Hills neighborhood (off Park Road in WestHall). Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and insect repellent. Bring water. Our next weekend workday will be Sat., July 25, and our next meeting is Thurs., August 27, 6:30 – 8 pm at La Joya in Old Trail.
The Crozet Trails Crew is one of those unheralded (or at least not-heralded-enough) groups that make Crozet a great place to live. Their efforts make being in – and staying in – Crozet better.
A few real estate-related thoughts:
- Bike paths increase property values
- A few photos from 2012 on the Crozet Trails
- You can see a lot of Albemarle’s trails online.
Their 2015 goals are bold. And good. If you’re interested in helping them, I’m sure they’d welcome you!
Details: Oct 4 We will finish bridge and do a final mowing of the trail for the 5k run.