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Hail to the Trail

Hail to the Trail
Hail to the Trail

Festival Details - "Hail to the Trail"...

Start: Sunday, October 22, 2023 1:00PM
End: Sunday, October 22, 2023 4:00PM

Bring your family and friends to the Chapman DeMary Trail from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 22 for the 11th annual Purcellville Green Expo called Hail to the Trail. This event is free and fun for all. Come explore this 10-acre area which is considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town. While you're there, participate in the hands-on activities, see live animals, learn about native plants and wildlife, get supplies to start your own nature journal, help plant trees as part of the Town's annual Arbor Day Celebration, celebrate the town's Tree City USA designation, and more. In addition to all the fun nature activities, you can also get your face painted, listen to live music by Willie White, and get a slice of pizza from Papa John's. Get more information at and follow Hail to the Trail on Facebook.

Below is a list of the organizations participating in this year's Hail to the Trail with the activities they will have.
- Franklin Park- the power of water to shape our global environment and way of life
- Loudoun County Tree Stewards-learn how to identify tree seeds and nuts
- Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy-find out how to identify wildlife by what they leave behind
- Piedmont Environmental Council--insects and habitats
- Plant NOVA Natives--learn about native plants
- Purcellville Arts Council-get supplies and tips to start your own nature journal
- Purcellville Library-make a piece of art using items from nature
- Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board-play a nature memory game
- Purcellville Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee-play a game about water and decorate and fill milkweed seed bags
- Secret Garden Birds and Bees--see raptors, like owls and hawks, up close
- Sweet Run State Park--animal furs, skulls, and tracks to touch and talk about
- Virginia Department of Forestry--tree cookies and ring counting
- Virginia Master Naturalists--figurines of the life cycles of bugs, hides, skulls, and information about native vs. invasive plants

The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 10-acre area in the Town of Purcellville that runs along the South Fork Catoctin Creek, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The area is open to the public for environmental recreation, exploration, and education. The Town of Purcellville holds the conservation easement for this privately-owned property. The entrance for the Chapman DeMary Trail is behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville.
The Purcellville Green Expo/Hail to the Trail is hosted by the Purcellville Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee, a standing committee of the Town of Purcellville that focuses on environmental programs, sustainability, enhancement of the tree canopy, and continuation of the Town's Tree City USA designation.

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Chapman DeMary Trail
355 N Hatcher Ave
Purcellville, VA 20132
United States

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