Craig County is an enormous outdoor playground.

To learn more about the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests in our area, visit their website. Under Recreation, look for listings in the Eastern Divide Ranger District (EDRD). The District office phone number is 540-552-4641. Primary sites in Craig include Fenwick Mines, The Pines Campground and Potts Slope Shooting Range.

Hazel Beeler, local hiking enthusiast, has two booklets which relate her extensive hikes in 2015 and 2016. She’s constantly updating! Visit The Emporium or the Old Brick Hotel to find a copy or contact her

The Craig County Greenway Trail is in the Craig City area of the Town of New Castle at Commerce Ave & 3rd St.  It follows the old C & O railroad bed about one mile through open fields and wooded creeksides from the kiosk that looks like a depot to the county school complex.

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing (New Castle)

WAEL operates as a year round conference and retreat center, open 365 days a year for school retreats, corporate groups, family reunions, church trips, adventure weekends, yoga retreats, teambuilding, racing events, beer & wine tastings, vacations, and parties.   We do it all and we are locally owned and operated and have been serving the Roanoke & New River Valley for over 20 years.  Reservations required for all lodges, meals and activities so please call 540-864-6792 to book your outing today!

New Castle Town Park is on Salem Ave. (Rt. 311) about 2 blocks from Main Street in New
New Castle Town Park

New Castle Town Park

Castle.  It has a great playground, a new picnic shelter and lots of shade.

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Ferrier Trail

Ferrier Trail & Lick Branch Trails (Craig County)

Ferrier Trail offers somewhat limited views of Craig Creek Valley and Potts Mountain.  The trail includes intermediate grades.  At about 3 miles out the trail intersects with Lick Branch Trail.  Take Lick Branch to loop back to start of Ferrier (the last 1.5 miles being on the FS road) or continue up Ferrier about 2 more miles to intersect with North Mountain Trail.  During rainy weather, both Ferrier and Lick Branch have numerous creek crossings. Trails in Craig County


Fenwick Mines Trail

Fenwick Wetlands Trail is an easy one-mile hike through a hardwood forest, an Appalachian swamp and a marsh. Hikers may see deer, grouse, turkeys, wood ducks, mallards, beavers, warblers, newts, salamanders, fish, insects and a variety of shrubs and trees as they hike the trail. Trails in Craig County



Field of Dreams/Craig County Recreational Conservation Association

Located at 270 Old Railroad Avenue, New Castle VA 24127

Directions:  When entering Craig County from Roanoke on Route 311 continue approximately 19 miles until you enter the Town of New Castle.  Make a right onto Route 615 and continue past the Craig County Schools on the right for approximately 1/2 mile.

Old Railroad Avenue is on the right, fields can be seen from Route 615.

Game Cancellations: call (540) 864-6111 Cancellations are updated daily by 4:00 pm

For additional information (540) 580-4193 or Teresa Oliver, CCRCA President, (540) 756-7854


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