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Posted on: November 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Make Pine Cone Decorations at the Chapman DeMary Trail

Purcellville, VA, November 22, 2021 Join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, November 28 at 1 p.m. We will explore techniques and plans for creating holiday decorations with elements from nature. A winter walk through the woods or your backyard can yield amazing colors and textures when you slow down to look for them. Gather them up and make a unique piece for your home. Join us to make a pinecone reindeer, a pinecone birdfeeder to place along the trail or take home, or your own creation. Register online to attend.

The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 10-acre area considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville. It 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 and parking for the Chapman DeMary Trail is behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville.

The Discover Nature’s Secrets guided nature walks are held the last Sunday of each month and hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Learn more and register online on the Monthly Nature Walks page in the Events and Activities section of the Town of Purcellville’s website at

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