Sunday, December 28, 2014

Trail to be cleared of Snow this winter

According to the FALLS CHURCH NEWS PRESS "The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will clear the Washington & Old Dominion Trail of snow this winter, says Chris Pauley, the director of park operations. The trail, owned and operated by the park authority, runs through Falls Church and is widely used by bikers, runners, walkers, skaters, and dog walkers."  See complete story at

Monday, November 24, 2014

Trail Event November 27

The Giving Thanks 5K is on Thanksgiving morning. Expect more trail traffic in Vienna trail area (west of Ayr Hill) between about 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Most of the course is on the trail, although it starts on hilly neighborhood streets.  Race supports wounded warriors. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Trail improvements at Vienna Community Center

As reported in the November 20, 2014 Sun Gazette, ...
"Trail Upgrades:  Salgado [Vienna Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Salgado] also updated the Council regarding plans to shift the location of the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail near the community center.  The  trail will be widened to 18 feet near the center and will have a 1.5-foot-wide gravel shoulder in some areas.  Officials hope to add an S-curve to the trail shortly before it intersects with busy Park Street an add 6-inch-tall 'teardrop' islands in the middle of the trail on either side of the street."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Connector Trail to open Oct 25

The Meadow Lark Garden Connector Trail is scheduled to open the weekend of October 25. This connector trail is near mile marker 14.5; between Vienna and Hunter Mill Road. 1.5 miles long, the Meadowlark Connector Trail provides a link to the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. This trail section is paved. Getting to the Gardens from the connector requires using a short road ssection. The 95-acre Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, open daily year-round. Walking paths wind around ponds, native trees, wildflowers, a butterfly garden, a Korean cultural garden, and many other visual sites.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trail Paving results in gravel detour

Paving has begun from Crestview west and trail users from west being detoured to gravel at Sterling Road. Skinny tire bikes can't negotiate there well.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Evening Trail Event--Tuesday, Sept 9th

The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Herndon cordially invite you to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Washington and Old Dominion Trail lighting project Tuesday, September 9, 2014 8 o’clock in the evening W&OD trail at the Herndon Caboose (near 765 Lynn Street, Herndon)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Trail Event--Sunday, August 17

Just a heads up on the Leesburg 5k/20k being held this coming Sunday 8/17 starting at 7:30AM. Runners will be using the W&OD trail between mm 34 in Leesburg and 39.5 at Paeonian Springs so the area will be extremely congested.