What we're about

Have you ever gone on the hikes where we all are racing to the end and never enjoy a single tree or bird and too rushed to take good pictures? Have you ever done meetup water sports where you just want more time to float and listen to the sounds of nature abound? This group will be more of a mindful outdoors experience where there is zero competition and no rush. The goal will be to enjoy more of the outdoors in good weather including kayaking, hiking and camping. Welcome are the experts of the area to organize/co-organize as I am new to Central VA but know I want to enjoy this blessed area ever so more and would prefer company. Take a mental health day from work or a break from the homestead and come release and relax.

Folks from nearby cities welcome to join such at Richmond, Charlottsville, Farmville and Lexington and around. I will start by posting Kayaking Thursdays at James River State park and hiking Sundays at every hike that includes a lake or falls in Central VA to really enjoy water this summer. We will have events that may go for an average of 6 hours and more if camping. All skill levels are welcome yet be mindful of the level required for the trail by going to https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/explore-trails . Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody. Please remember: Please bring good hiking and water shoes, water and snacks/lunch, sunblock and bug spray. Carpools can be arranged in discussion area. If you want to bring a pet, please check directly with the park authorities for rules and be mindful of keeping pet by your side per park rules. Each member is responsible for their own safety and experience and organizer is only facilitator of scheduling this and all events. We welcome a diversity of ages, cultures and genders. Let's have fun with mother nature!!!

Upcoming events (2)

Hike the Fluvanna Heritage Trail

Pleasant Grove Park

Fluvanna Heritage Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmyra, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is hilly with lots of ups and downs. There are benches along the trail for rest stops. Flush toilets are available at the trailhead and non-flush at the dog park (turn around point). Total distance: 6.4 miles. Distances of 8.2 and 7.3 miles are also possible if the group chooses.

Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride


The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride offers participants and their families a fun-filled 3-day weekend while both on and off the bike. Start your day by hopping on your bike and exploring one of the many fully supported routes this ride has to offer. Each day will feature a variety of routes ranging anywhere from 5 miles to 100 miles. The flat roads and minimal traffic counts will allow you to fully experience all of the sights and sounds of the Oriental area including an abundance of coastal wildlife and many historic sites that are deeply rooted to the local communities. This small sailing town tends to move at its own pace, which is usually dictated by which way the wind is blowing. With fantastic museums, beautiful art galleries, great shopping and a simply gorgeous waterfront, there will be plenty for you to do while off the bike in Oriental. Those that are feeling adventurous can take a kayak expedition or do a little sailing while those looking to relax might prefer to check out the local shops or pull up a deck chair and enjoy the scenery. And don't forget to check out the live music going on each night at multiple locations in the town. Notes: 1. You must register at https://ncsports.org/event/cyclenc_coastal_ride/. Fees increase after 10/30/2019. 2. Indoor or outdoor camping is included with the registration. I plan to camp indoors.

Past events (28)

Ride the High Bridge Trail (eastbound)

Depot Street & South Street

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