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 email@example.com.
The Greenway Trail
The Greenway Trail is located off of Route 615 in the Craig City area of New Castle, at the intersection of 3rd Street and Commerce Street. From the Kiosk the trail runs for approximately .95 miles to the Trail parking area located at the McCleary Elementary School.
The trail is constructed of fine gravel that utilizes the old C&O Railroad bed. Walkers, bicyclists, and joggers will enjoy the trail that passes open farm fields, wildflower meadows and a beautiful tree canopied stretch running along Craigs Creek. The trail provides excellent opportunities for bird watching, photography, nature education, walking and running.
Historic information about the C&O Railroad is located at the Kiosk along with a relaxing shaded picnic table for a family outing.
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! http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/
New Castle Town Park is on Salem Ave. (Rt. 311) about 2 blocks from Main Street in NewCastle. It has a great playground, a picnic shelter, basket ball court, and lots of shade.
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 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