Monday, June 3, 2013

Virginia National Recreation Trails

Two Virginia trails have been designated as national recreation trails by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service officials.

The newly designated national recreation trails are:

High Bridge Trail State Park
High Bridge Trail State Park is a 31-mile multiuse rail-trail in Central Virginia. The trail is suitable for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Its centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, on the National Register of Historic Places and a Virginia Historic Landmark. High Bridge is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the 10 longest recreational bridges in the United States.

Tobacco Heritage Trail (South Boston)

Nature enthusiasts enjoy birding, scenic views of the Dan River, and plenty of fresh air along a 2.6-mile segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Featured historic sites on the rail-trail include the remains of a cotton mill, the Prizery (community theatre, museum, and events venue), Diamond Hill (a former slave cemetery), and Berry Hill Plantation.

source: U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)