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Nov 19, 8 am: Walk with Dogs (and History) at Joseph Bryan Park

  • Nov 19, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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This morning walk-about is designed especially for dog owners and their canines, but not exclusively so.  We will walk the Azalea Garden Loop, then double back and turn onto Jordan Branch Lane. The first stretch of this lane is a bit noisy since it runs parallel to the Interstate, but thereafter is quite peaceful and very beautiful. We will walk down to the creek, cross the bridge, and walk along the pond back to the parking area. This last stretch is in grassy area and may be wet so choose your footgear accordingly.

Please note: Bryan Park is dog-friendly as long as the animal is on a leash. The fine for non-compliance is $250.00.

The park is easily reached by way of I-95, Exit 80. Take a right onto Hermitage Road, cross the overpass, and the main entrance to the park is on your left. You can also take Boulevard (Rt. 161) which turns into Hermitage Road and subsequently into Lakeside Avenue.


In keeping with the spirit of the historical aspect of the James River Hiking Group, here are some facts about the historical significance of the Joseph Bryan Park:

Joseph Bryan Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

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  • Herb B.

    Nice leisurely walk and I Especially enjoyed getting to know my new girlfriend Zeta.

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Elyse

    I love the sleepy dogs pic. So sorry to miss this fun event.

    1 · November 19, 2013

    • Linda B

      Hope to meet you next time...

      November 19, 2013

  • Ann W

    Enjoyed walking about with doggies and their owners:)

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Linda B

    Nina and Duke made it home ok and are sleeping it off too. What do you do with your dogs when you go out for coffee afterwards?

    November 19, 2013

    • Mary P

      Thank you, Linda for asking that; I've been wondering. I'll be going on this puppy adventure soon and my dog isn't exactly the kind you can tie up outside and walk away from.

      November 19, 2013

    • Traudel M.

      Linda and Mary, we have only been doing the dog walks for a few weeks, in cooler weather, that is. At the end of the walk, we give the dogs some water and feed them a snack, crack the windows in the car, and leave them there. They are ready for a nap at that point. Will have to figure out something else for when the weather gets warmer again, but for right now, this works fine.

      1 · November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loads of fun

    November 19, 2013

  • Lenora B S.

    What a wonderful morning. I really want a dog now :-) The walk through the trail was awesome. Yes Boni, the breakwrap was very good, and thanks for assisting me in making a step in the right direction - eating breakfast. What a great group. Thanks Traudel.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Boni N.

    Crisp walk for the humans! And a very frisky walk for the dogs. Mine will be snoozing all afternoon! We all enjoyed Stir Crazy. The breakfast wrap I shared with Lenore was very tasty. And the cuppa-joe was above average!!

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Traudel M.

    11 of us plus 7 dogs walked about Bryan Park this morning. It was a bit chilly and rather windy but still enjoyable. Afterwards, 9 of us enjoyed some refreshments at the Stir Crazy.
    P.S.: Joanne, welcome to the group!

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Linda B

    We are on our way but stuck in bad traffic -- double dogs today!

    November 19, 2013

  • Elyse

    I just broke my toe. No walk for me!

    November 18, 2013

    • Traudel M.

      So sorry to hear that. Take care.

      November 19, 2013

    • Elyse

      Thanks!

      November 19, 2013

  • Elyse

    I am hoping to attend with my Winslow; he is fine as long as other dogs aren't in his face. He is a bit ADD - attention deficit doggie, so I do hope he doesn't try pulling me everywhere. The sad part to that is that I own a petsitting business and walk dogs for a living. My kid failed training class. Go figure!

    November 13, 2013

    • Traudel M.

      Elyse, don't worry. None of our dogs are perfect. There is usually a bit of excitement at the start of the walk, but then everybody settles down. We mostly walk on paved roads so there is room to spread.

      1 · November 16, 2013

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