It turned out to be a beautiful morning for the hike – cold temperatures but clear skies and bright sunshine reflecting on the snow. Here are a few photos of the group as we walked the trail and took in the views.
We will be hiking this planned section of the Occoquan Greenway Trail again on Monday, Jan 17 at 1:00 pm
The First Day Hike (Jan 1) in Lake Ridge was postponed due to rain. We have rescheduled and will offer the hike on two different days:
Saturday, January 8; 9:00 – 11:00 am
Monday, January 17; 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Martin Luther King federal holiday).
Please register here (first step is to choose one of the dates). Registration will allow us to track the number of participants, and notify you if the hike is postponed or cancelled because of weather conditions.
This hike is on a section of the planned Occoquan Greenway Trail with scenic views of Hooes Run and the Occoquan Reservoir. The hike will start and end at the LRPRA office parking lot, at 12350 Oakwood Dr, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
The hike is approximately 4 miles, following the route shown on the map below
Thank you to the volunteers who participated in the cleanup on Saturday morning, to remove a large volume of plastic pollution from one of our local waterways. About 70 bags of trash, 7 tires, and miscellaneous large items were removed from the area near the Boardwalk and from the floodplain and stream channels upstream from it.
The cleanup was supported by:
The PWC Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
The PW Soil and Water Conservation District
The PW Trails & Streams Coalition
We anticipate conducting the annual Neabsco Creek cleanup in early March 2022, in which volunteers work to remove trash in the stream corridor from Rt. 1 down to the Boardwalk. More information will be posted in advance of the event.