by John Ince, President Charlottesville Country Properties, LTD.
All the real estate ads that read “Close to NGIC” or “Close to DIA” might also say “Close to the Preddy Creek Trail Park” This is a wonderful resource for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders who can enjoy miles of well maintained trails in Albemarle County’s newest park just off Burnley Station Road in northern Albemarle County. I have explored both on horseback and mountain bike and found the trails somewhat less challenging than Walnut Creek Park but just as beautiful, traversing mature hardwood forest with multiple grade changes and nice views down to meandering Preddy Creek. The ample parking area with rest rooms has just been completed and includes room for horse trailers and even hitching posts for tacking up. The trail maps are not posted yet but getting lost is half the fun in this wonderful new asset for outdoor lovers in Albemarle County. Go to PreddyCreekTrails for a printable map.