Category Archives: Charlottesville Parks and Trails

Thomas Jefferson 100k 2016

Thomas Jefferson 100k Nicholas DiPirro and Michael Dubova, the two guys who won the race this year are good friends who ran together the whole way. John Anderson, the co-race director wrote this in his race report, “As they left … Continue reading

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Riverview Park

As a runner, I like Riverview Park because it provides access to the Greenbelt Trail, which is a two mile long paved (and mostly flat!) section of the Rivanna Trail. You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the … Continue reading

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SUP Yoga

Ever since I first heard about Stand Up Paddle board yoga, I’ve wanted to do it. In fact, the one time I was on a paddle board (during our Vermont vacation last summer) I tried a few poses. My current Facebook profile … Continue reading

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Ivy Creek Natural Area

Distance: ~7 miles of trails Walking: yes Running: no Biking: no Dogs: no Kid-Friendly: yes Wheelchair/stroller accessible: education/barn, yes; trails, no Fee: free http://ivycreekfoundation.org/ivycreek.html Ivy Creek is a natural area, so no dogs are allowed. Running is also not permitted. … Continue reading

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Preddy Creek Trail Park

Distance: ~10 miles of trails Walking: yes Running: yes Biking: yes, mountain Dogs: yes, on a leash Kid-friendly: yes (no playground, though) Wheelchair/stroller accessible: no Fee: free Check out the county website. Take a virtual tour. It took me a … Continue reading

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Walnut Creek

Distance: 15 miles of trails Walking: yes Running: yes Biking: yes; mountain Dogs: yes Kid-Friendly: yes Wheelchair/stroller accessible: Not really. There is a small portion (less than .25 miles) of paved trail. Fee: Memorial Day through Labor Day:  $3 Adult/$2 child for … 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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