Monthly Archives: September 2011

Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival

September 24, 2011 My husband and I arrived at the downtown mall at about 1pm. It was cloudy and threatening to rain, but we could tell right away that the weather was not keeping people away.  We turned off of the mall … Continue reading

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Pen Park

Distance: Fitness trail: 0.5 miles (not quite, according to my Garmin) Nature trail: about 3 miles round-trip Walking: yes Running: yes Biking: yes; mountain (good for beginners) Dogs: yes Kid-friendly: yes Wheelchair/stroller accessible: yes http://www.charlottesville.org/index.aspx?page=384 Pen Park is a great … Continue reading

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Hike to Blue Hole

Distance: about 3 miles round-trip I love this swimming hole!  The water is always refreshing and it’s usually less crowded than Snake Hole (the other swimming hole at Sugar Hollow), which is on the North Fork Moormans River trail. It … Continue reading

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The Trail at Monticello

The Saunders-Monticello Trail Distance: about 4 miles round-trip Walking: yes Running: yes Biking: yes (better suited for mountain bikes; trail closes to bicycles in inclement weather) Dogs: no (dogs are allowed on the secluded farm trails, but only on a … Continue reading

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