Take a Walk at Ivy Creek
to learn more about Virginia's
rich natural heritage
Scenically shadowed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) is a 215-acre preserve bordering the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir in Charlottesville, Virginia. With six miles of trails traversing a mix of upland woods, pine stands, fields, streams, and shoreline, ICNA is an ideal site to learn about the rich natural history characteristic of Central Virginia.
The following self-guided walks are designed to illustrate some of the interesting features of the area's natural history.
Take a walk on the:
- North Field Trail to learn more about Virginia's historic landscape
- School Trail to learn to identify the native trees of Central Virginia
- Red Trail to experience Virginia's diverse natural habitats
- White Trail to learn more about the ecology of a Virginia forest habitat
- Brown Trail to take a walk through a typical forest succession
- Peninsula Trail for an adventure through a riparian habitat
Ivy Creek Natural Area