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Welcome to the Orlean Community Trail System

Who We Are

The Orlean Community Trail System (“OCTS”) is a non-profit grassroots community-based organization of neighbors who seek to create a network of trails for riders and hikers in the Orlean, VA area. OCTS works with landowners to plan new and restore existing trails. In this way, OCTS is enhancing a sense of community in an area that has, over the years, lost some of that “neighborhood feel”. OCTS members abide by OCTS trail etiquette

We also have a social side and sponsor several large, community events throughout the year, which build community spirit.


Where Are The Trails?

Trails are or can be in your own backyard! We currently have more than 300 participating landowners and more than 20 miles of trails. Trails are developed based on the concept of micro-neighborhoods. The majority of users are immediate neighbors, familiar with each other and the specific requirements of the property landowners. Landowners exercise their own discretion in permitting various types of passage (e.g. horses, hikers, motorized vehicles).

“No man is an island”-- Not all trails are currently contiguous. Therefore, it is important to recognize that regardless of property size or location, each landowner serves as a stepping stone to expand to other properties and connect the trail system.

Talk to your neighbors about existing trails or creating trails…the OCTS can help you!


How Can I Join/Help?

This one is easy.

Simply complete the form on the "Contact Us" page of this website, email info@orleantrailsystem.org for further details. Landowners willing to participate in our trail system should contact our Landowner Chairman.


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The Community Improvement Award recognizes landowners who set back fences from property lines and who clear trails.

Newly arrived neighbors who retain their property in OCTS are also recognized. Justin Peery and Kate Daugherty were awarded it for this reason.


Congratulations to them!

Please Visit Our Sponsors Page. Contact us to become one!


   

2016 NEWS & EVENTS

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POLLINATOR GARDEN
Check on Facebook for current activities! 
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Annual Snipe Hunt

Thank you to Andy Hertneky and all the volunteers who made this SNIPE HUNT so great!


Check us out on Facebook! 
link below


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Annual Barn Dance
DATE: Fall: TBD

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DATE: Sat., Dec 3, 2016
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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