Outdoor Recreation

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: NCPR
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

Stay Tuned for 2023 Dates and Information

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)

For more information call 263-7130
Email:  roussos@lynchburg.edu

 
Date and Time: To Be Announced
Contact: NCPR
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 at NCPR.

Provide your own bike

Call 434.263.7130 for more information

 
Date and Time: Call for scheduled dates.
Fee: $5
Contact: NCPR
Phone: 434-263-7130
Location: VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail Piney River Trailhead



STAY TUNED FOR 2023 INFORMATION!!

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

Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Registration forms can be printed and mailed in with payment.
Date and Time: Saturday April 9, 2022
Register/Check In: 9am-10:30am at Rose Mill Trailhead.
Race Starts: 11:30am
Awards Ceremony: 1:00pm at Piney River Trailhead
Fee: Solo: $20, Team of 2: $35, Team of 3 or 4: $45, Family: $45
Contact: Jerry West
Phone: (434)263-7130

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