Category Archives: Hiking

Ivy Creek Natural Area – Wooded Trails and Nature Programs All Year Long!

Ivy Creek Natural Area: Learn All About This Very Special Gem of a Park in the Charlottesville Area The Ivy Creek Natural Area is an Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville park overseen and protected by the volunteer Ivy Creek Foundation.  We’re so lucky to live in a community that is committed to our natural environment! Organizations […]

Shenandoah Nat’l Park – It’s Cool & there are Waterfalls!

Hike in Shenandoah National Park to Cooling Waterfalls Here is an idea to beat the heat with a  hike to waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park near Charlottesville and the surrounding area. When the weather turns disgusting like this (late July 2019), with temperatures in the nineties, we have to accept that gardening is out of […]

Great Trails to Visit in Virginia

Beautiful Trails to Hike in Virginia Information and links to hiking trails in the Charlottesville area. Also included are Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and other Virginia locations. It’s so easy for time to get away from me. And it’s really irritating to look back on a Saturday that was wasted.  I’ve been […]

Hiking Crabtree Falls in the George Washington National Forest near Charlottesville

Hiking Crabtree Falls We had the best time this past weekend (July 2018), hiking Crabtree Falls with friends. Crabtree Falls is located in the George Washington National Forest, part of the Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park Service).  It’s hard for me to believe we’ve lived here for 35 years and have never made our way […]

It’s Hot! Hike to Waterfalls for Beautiful Relief…

Visit Waterfalls is Something to do when it’s Hot! From the blog,  Hikes to Virginia Waterfalls Beat the heat with a hike through cool, forested areas that take you to glorious natural water features. You can also think about Enjoying Water Sports around Charlottesville and Kayaking the Rivanna River   There are LOADS of […]