Historic District and the University of Virginia
America's Gardens, Artistic Heritage, Authors and Literary Landmarks,
Cemetery Stroll, Firehouses, Historic Churches, Honoring Law Enforcement,
Liberty Bell, Museums, Railroad Heritage, Veteran Memorials
Event No: YR - 0742
Dates: January 6 - December 31
City, State: Charlottesville, Virginia
Host Club: Virginia Volkssport Association
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km, Rated 2
Start place address: Charlottesville Visitor Center, 610 Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Phone: (877) 386-1103
Start times:Daily 9 to 5. Closed major holidays.
Event description: This is a NEW TRAIL. Trail begins at the Visitors Center in the historic district and goes through the University of Virginia campus. It also goes to a Confederate Cemetery and the University of Virginia Cemetery.
Wheelchairs may have difficulty.
Award and fees: The award is a 100% embroidered patch as pictured above ($7.00). Credit only is $3.00.
Directions: From I-64 in Virginia, take Exit 120 (Route 631, 5th St, Charlottesville). Turn toward Charlottesville. After approximately 1.7 miles, road name changes to Ridge Street. Continue straight on Ridge Street for 0.6 miles. At the traffic light at the bottom of the hill, turn right on Preston Avenue. Name changes to Market Street in about one block. Just past Fifth Street, turn right into the parking garage. After parking, exit the the parking garage on Market Street and turn right on E. Market Street. Walk approximately one block to the traffic light (Note Police Memorial on right as you are walking). Turn right on Seventh Street NE. Turn right on the brick sidewalk. The Visitors Center is in the Town Transit Station (brick and glass building at 610 Main Street.
Contact: Ken @ (757) 490-9324 -- evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Email contact: Ken @ 536_KLE@netscape.com
Comments: Walk only during daylight hours.
Water and restrooms are available at the Visitor Center.
Several restaurants and shops are available along the trail.
Pets are not allowed inside the Visitor Center. Pets must be leashed at all times.
University of Virginia
Updated on January 31, 2010 by Webmeister