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Outdoor Recreation

This course satisfies the following VDGIF requirement:
In 2007, the VA General Assembly enacted a law to establish a boating safety education compliance requirement. The requirement for boating safety education is phased in over several years and applies to all Personal Watercraft (PWC) operators and operators of boats with motors of 10 hp and greater according to the following schedule
Motorboat operators, regardless of age,  must meet this requirement

REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.vdgif.virginia.gov/boating/education
Look for a class near you.
Call NCPRD 263-7130 for more information
Date and Time: Check the VDGIF website for available classes

Fee: FREE
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education/new/

This course is required for anyone 12-15 years of age or if you have not previously purchased a regular hunting license.
Go to the website above look for a class in your area. Register online.
You will be required to complete several hours of self study before the class. Some material on the final test will be covered in the self study NOT during actual class time.

To be sure of passing the test and receiving a certification card, the student must either study online or study the free manual that can be picked up at NCPRD at the Nelson Center.

There will be a short midday break for lunch (bring snacks & lunch or purchase nearby).

 

 
Date and Time: TBD
Check the VDGIF website listed above
Fee: FREE

Begin a lifetime of adventure and start TRACKING your TRACK TRAIL adventures in your online nature journal today.
Nelson County is pleased to have 2 TRACK TRAILs

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail in Piney River and the Rockfish Valley Loop Trail in Nellysford
Kids in Parks provides a network of family friendly trails, called TRACK TRAILS, that connect various public lands in an attempt to get kids "unplugged", outdoors and reconnected with nature for their health and the health of our parks. Each TRACK TRAIL has a series of brochure-led self-guided adventures designed to turn an ordinary hike into a fun-filled adventure. Furthermore, kids earn PRIZES for TRACKing their TRACK TRAIL adventures in their online nature journal website.

Find the brochures in the kiosks at the main trailheads of each trail or online at www.kidsinparks.com to find more information.

The Kids in Parks program is an initiative of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina
Date and Time: Anytime Sunrise-Sunset
Fee: None
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail & the Rockfish Valley Loop Trail
Address: 3124 Patrick Henry Hwy Piney River & Rte 151 Nellysford

Held the 1st Saturday in May
The 7 mile race is suitable for experienced canoe & kayak paddlers.(up to Class II/III whitewater)
Location: Registration & Start - Rte 622 (S Powell's Island Rd, Arrington)
2 miles east of Tye River Road
Course subject to change due to water level)

To register go to the website below.
For more information call 263-7130
roussos@lynchburg.edu
Date and Time: 1st Saturday in May
Registration 9:30-11. Race start 11 am
Fee: Check the website
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: Tye River Nelson County, VA

WHOO will be the first to hear an owl as we bike the VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail??
Meet at the Piney River Depot Trailhead for a guided ride
Suitable for ages 10 & up. MUST be a capable bike rider.
We will be riding in the dark.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Limited to 10 riders  Preregistration required

Provide your own bike

Call 434-263-7130 for more information
Date and Time: Check back in the spring for the date of the next ride
Fee: $5
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail Piney River Trailhead

This race is scheduled for the 2nd Saturday in April each year

Short Race...Long on Fun Race solo or as a team of 2-4 people
Run 1.5 miles,  Paddle .75 mile, & Bike 2.5 miles
Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers in each class
Classes: Solo-Youth, Male, Female   Team- All Male, All Female, Coed
Register online at the website listed below.
Preregistration is recommended but not required.
Date and Time: April 7th, 2018 Check in: 9-11 am Race start: 11:30 am
Fee: $20/Solo, $35/Team of 2, $45/Team of 3 or 4, $45 for a family (Mom, Dad, kids)
Contact: Emily Harper
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail Start: Rose Mill Trailhead End: Piney River Trailhead
Address: Start: 1434 Rose Mill Rd Arrington, VA 22922

Enjoy a beautiful guided ride through the Blue Ridge foothills.
Fee includes the ride &  transportation to & from the stable Ages 10 & up
For more information & to register call NCPRD 434-263-7130

Register a week before the ride.

 

 
Date and Time: Rides will be scheduled for Sept or October
Call if interested
Fee: $35
Contact: NCPRD
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Mountain Outfitters Buena Vista, VA

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