The Pantops Community Advisory Council (PCAC) is a group of of citizens appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to serve as a sounding board for issues impacting Pantops Master Planning.
In a recent posting, they mentioned plans for the trail that runs along the county side of the Rivanna River near Free Bridge:
"Albemarle County is working to connect this portion of the trail with land which has been proffered by both State Farm and Martha Jefferson. The hope is this will eventually be turned into the “Old Mills Trail.” County staff is pursing various grants and non-traditional funding streams to work towards this final goal. Additionally, the County is looking to develop this trail further upstream, with the long range goal of having the trail reach the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, and potentially even continuing substantially further north. The PCAC hopes to work with the County to help in this endeavor. There are a number of groups the PCAC would like to bring together to facilitate the success of this project. The hope is that a grassroots effort can help the realization of this trail as well as its continued maintenance. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend PCAC meetings to voice their interest, and to follow the PCAC website for developments on this and other “green” projects."