Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual Edition 2022

Update: We plan to host the live event in March 2023. In the meantime, you can still enjoy all the great Banff films this year.The New River Land Trust is again hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Virtual Edition.  Two programs – Sage and Pine – are on sale now. Use any … Read more

Grant to Help Purchase Property 3

More Acres + More Trails! This week, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation awarded a $210,000 grant to the Town of Blacksburg Government. The funds will help NRLT purchase and protect 208 acres of richly biodiverse forest habitat that will be added to the Brush Mountain Park system. With this third property, we’ll add another … Read more

NRLT Transfers Ownership of McDonald Hollow Property

The New River Land Trust is excited to transfer ownership of the first Brush Mountain Park property to the Town of Blacksburg. This addition to the Town’s park system was made possible with funding from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Forest CORE Fund and generous community support which enabled installation of the park infrastructure. Read the … Read more

New Trail Open in McDonald Hollow

The Blunderbuss extension trail is now open! New signs will go up later this fall and the updated map is below (trail #6). The Blunderbuss extension is .7 miles of rocks, berms, jumps, and drops – a true black diamond trail. Build your endurance and skills while having a blast. Always check out new trails … Read more

New Brush Mountain Park T-Shirts

Look great on the trail or in town with our new park t-shirts. For sale locally at Runabout Sports in Blacksburg, East Coasters Bike Shop in Blacksburg, and at Rising Silo Brewery. Net proceeds from t-shirt sales go to build new trails! Adult sizes S-XXL: $20 Kids sizes XS & S: $15