W&OD Trail

W&OD Trail

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Page Admin, if this is not allowed please remove. I just want to get the word out to as many people as possible.
On the trail near mile marker 27.5 on Friday and suddenly got a craving for ICE CREAM. Luckily there's a JR's Ice Cream/Ices, etc. right near that mile marker, towards the Fire Station. Great friendly service, social distance, masks, etc. Ice Cream was fantastic. Going to visit them again, JR's SOFT SERVE & ITALIAN ICE 20693 Ashburn Rd. #125 Ashburn, VA 20147. Looking forward to welcoming summer.
Saw a cop driving on the trail heading west between Sterling Blvd and Crestview sometime between 4:30-5. Any word on why?
Wild flowers. Ashburn, Virginia
From a colleague who lives near the trail... FYI - if anyone in your family walks along the W&OD Canal trail, my NextDoor app is blowing up with reports of a stalker following women on the trail. His behavior seems to be escalating - he grabbed a lady last night, and there are more reports as recent as an hour ago. Seems to be right in Falls Church, where the big construction site is, near Park and West. Keep vigilant, folks!
Starting from Purcellville and biked East for 25 miles and back, I counted 800 people before I hit 20 miles and stopped counting, then things got really crowded. I felt people were practicing proper social distancing.
This is a picture I took this morning as I was running. One side of the trail was completely covered in horse poop. Dog owners clean up after their pets—I believe horse owners should do the same. The trail is a gift for all of us in Northern Va. In these challenging times, more people, including families with children, are using the trail to get out in nature. Please be considerate of each other. Now more than ever, let’s look out for one another and share the trail.
Something to consider when using the trail....
A sweet surprise this afternoon in Sterling on bridge. 🐍😀
Hi all! My cat, Lola, went missing on Tuesday, 3/24, at 8:30pm from Conductor Terr off Atlantic Blvd in Sterling. She has been spotted a few times on the W&OD trail by Beltway Brewing Company. Please keep an eye out for her! She is a black and white tuxedo cat with green eyes and a pink nose. We're heartbroken and desperate to get her back! My number is 703-581-3087
I would like to encourage those who are still getting out on the trail (and distancing themselves from others) take along a bag and gloves and pick up some trash, particularly along the access points. A big part of positive mental health is caring for others. Because of our social distancing requirements, this is a way to care for our entire community without having to be in contact with other people. If everyone does a little bit, the trail will emerge from this even better than it was before!

45 miles of paved trail, in Northern Virginia, for walking,running, bicycling and skating and 32 miles of adjacent gravel trail for horseback riding.

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A wider W&OD trail is up for funding, but again faces opposition

For the night owls out there this is literally your last chance to comment and support this important project. Send an email to the address in the post below and make your voice heard!

ggwash.org A proposal to widen the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Arlington has reached the next phase to potentially get funding. As with the last time it came up for public review, it’s also facing some pushback from people, under the banner of concern over trees and the environment.

ggwash.org

A wider W&OD trail is up for funding, but again faces opposition

It takes an email and less than 30 seconds of your time to save this crucial W&OD project / please help! ( [email protected] )

ggwash.org A proposal to widen the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Arlington has reached the next phase to potentially get funding. As with the last time it came up for public review, it’s also facing some pushback from people, under the banner of concern over trees and the environment.

ggwash.org

A wider W&OD trail is up for funding, but again faces opposition

Please show your support for this project! We need your help to see your trail get this wonderful improvement!

ggwash.org A proposal to widen the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Arlington has reached the next phase to potentially get funding. As with the last time it came up for public review, it’s also facing some pushback from people, under the banner of concern over trees and the environment.

Here's a version of our etiquette sign specifically for trail users! Have fun and be safe!

NOVA Parks

Planning to spend your Memorial Day weekend visiting some of our parks? Follow this handy graphic! For a full look at individual park operating statuses, visit your favorite park page on novaparks.com - we've included all the latest info. You can also view our current status message here: https://tinyurl.com/y9zz36bv

Stay safe so we can stay open!

NOVA Parks

We know you're missing the parks - we are too! Let's share some memories! Tag @novaparksva and share some of your favorite photos you've taken while visiting any of our properties - we'll share as many as we can here and on our park pages!

We've started mowing today! We mowed from mile marker 26 in Ashburn down to mile marker 21 (Crestview Drive) in Herndon.

We are operating with bare bones minimal staffing during this times so please bear with us. We'll continue mowing eastward weather permitting. Please use caution around our mowing equipment should you encounter park staff during your travels.

Thank you and stay safe!

New truncated dome pads at the Shreve Rd and Virginia Lane intersections in Falls Church...

With the weekend upon us we want to emphasize the need to limit groups to less than 10 people in our parks. Social distancing guidelines should be followed while on our trails and in the parks. We can all do our part to flatten the curve.

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

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Collaboration in the Time of Pandemic | Feature | Parks & Recreation magazine | NRPA

During this fast-changing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, as a collective team, the Northern Virginia park and recreation directors have built on well-established ties to provide a coordinated response and work through difficult decisions together.

You can read the article about this collaboration, written by NOVA Parks Executive Director, Paul Gilbert, at:

http://ow.ly/TfvU50zmKSk

You can also listen to the podcast at:
http://ow.ly/OY4m50zmKSt

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

nrpa.org During this fast-changing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, a group of park and recreation directors in Northern Virginia have built on well-established ties to provide a coordinated response and work through difficult decisions together.

What adventures can you find in your neighborhood today? Does a neighbor have a gorgeous flowering tree? Is there a new route you can take on your daily walk/run/bike ride? Do your part today to flatten the curve and stay close to home. Together we can all work together to stay safe!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

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Happy Earth Day from NOVA Parks

NOVA Parks is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Here are 5 great ways you can celebrate Earth Day at home!

https://youtu.be/JpaivH1T5KI

#earthdaystartsathome #novaparks

NOVA Parks is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Here are 5 great ways you can celebrate Earth Day at home!

We want you to stay safe! Please do your part to flatten the curve and maintain social distancing when finding exercise and recreation options today!

#stayhomestaysafe #flattenthecurve

We've been working hard to move many of our NOVA Parks programs online. You can check them out on our NOVA Parks' YouTube channel. Take a virtual nature hike, learn about the Critters at Potomac Overlook, make some Discoveries Through Trash, learn about native plants, and more! We're adding new content daily!

http://ow.ly/iZMg50zk9Wv

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #stayhomestaysafe #novaparks

Happy Tuesday! Please continue to adhere to social distancing when you are finding exercise and recreation options close to home! We'd love to see photos of your neighborhood adventures!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe #reducethecrowdsreducethespread

We know you want to get back to our parks and we can't wait to welcome you back! But for now we all need to do our part to flatten the curve. Please do not drive to our parks to access the trails. Please adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

We want you to stay safe! Please do your part to flatten the curve and maintain social distancing when finding exercise and recreation options today!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

Happy Friday everyone! As a reminder, all NOVA Parks gates and parking lots are closed. Please do not drive to our parks to access the trails. Find new adventures in your neighborhood! Stay home, stay safe, flatten the curve!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

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Meadowlark read alound title

Today is a great day to go on a Listening Walk. What sounds can you hear when you stop and listen? If you have young children, this Read Aloud from Meadowlark Gardens is a great book to listen to before you head out on your walk.

http://ow.ly/GBrd50zfQqT

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

Let's go on a Listening Walk with Jules from Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. She will be reading The Listening Walk written by Paul Showers.

We miss you and can’t wait to welcome you back to our parks. In the meantime, please look for recreation and exercise options that are close to your home and always maintain social distancing.

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

We want you to stay safe! Please do your part to flatten the curve and maintain social distancing when finding exercise and recreation options today!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

A brightly verdant spring day, west of Leesburg.

Today is a great day to stay home and stay safe! Reduce the crowds, reduce the spread!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe

We want you to stay safe so please do not drive to our parks for your exercise/recreation needs. NOVA Parks gates and parking lots are closed. By practicing proper social distancing we can all work together to flatten the curve!

#stayhomestaysafe #flattenthecurve

With the weekend upon us we want to emphasize the need to limit groups to less than 10 people in our parks. Social distancing guidelines should be strictly followed while on our trails and in the parks. Please do not drive to our parks.

Reduce the crowds--Reduce the spread!

#flattenthecurve #stayhomestaysafe #reducethecrowds#reducethespread

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Explainer: Should I wear a mask while riding? – VeloNews.com

Although we don’t require face masks on the W&OD Trail and we know everyone is doing their best to social distance, this article gives some great advice on biking and face mask usage. The advice can also apply to our walking/running/horseback riding guests.

https://www.velonews.com/news/explainer-should-i-wear-a-mask-while-riding/

velonews.com It's a good idea to keep a mask or neck gaiter on hand when heading out for a ride, but the situation determines the importance of when to wear it.

Thank you to all our guests who are working to flatten the curve and are staying home and staying safe!

We miss you and can't wait to welcome you back!

#stayhomestaysafe #flattenthecurve

A camera-shy turkey makes a beeline for the woods near our shop, comfortable in the knowledge that Thanksgiving is over half a year away...

Throwback Thursday--Row Your Boat
Today we want to re-visit one of our most popular Throwback Thursday stories from 2019. The story of the creation of Sandy Run Regional Park and its significant regatta facility.

In the 1970’s, NOVA Parks teamed up with the vocational education program of Fairfax County Public Schools. Boat houses and other related facilities were built in what became Sandy Run Regional Park. With great sight lines from its miles of waterfront and minimal current in the reservoir, Sandy Run is a significant regatta facility today, hosting competitions with thousands of spectators and participants.

For the complete story please visit: http://ow.ly/3AlI50z9Ohs

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #60years #novaparks

Please remember to find exercise and recreation options that are within walking/biking distance from your house. Together we can all do our part to flatten the curve!
#flattenthecurve #socialdistance #stayhomestaysafe

BikeArlington

If you are looking for an alternate route to bike or run, Bike Arlington has some wonderful resources! Reduce the Crowds, Reduce the Spread!

#stayhomestaysafe #flattenthecurve

We've noticed the trails are pretty crowded between 3pm-6pm. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we suggest finding a less busy time to walk, bike, or run on the trails or to find an alternate route using one of our resources:http://www.bikearlington.com/maps-and-routes/

Today's a great day to find new adventures in your neighborhood! Please help reduce the crowds and reduce the spread! Stay home, stay safe!
#flattenthecurve #socialdistance #stayhomestaysafe

Repairs on the trail embankment at Carlin Springs Rd in Arlington are nearly complete. The detour there will be removed this week and the damaged railing will be fixed later this month.

Remember: Whether in Arlington or points west of there, please practice safe social distancing (6 ft) and announce when you pass another trail user. Thanks!

Did you get out in your backyard or neighborhood yesterday while you were staying home and staying safe? Did you see any earthworms? Last May Potomac Overlook Regional Park found this 11 INCH earthworm at their park? Anyone find a bigger one?

If your little scientists want to learn more about Earthworms please visit National Geographic for Kids: http://ow.ly/U5ud50z7zCv

#stayhomestaysafe #adventuresinyourbackyard #flattenthecurve

As you are planning out your day today, please remember to find outdoor exercise and recreation that is within walking/biking distance from your home. Staying home saves lives. You can do your part to flatten the curve!

#flattenthecurve #stayinghomesaveslives

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