On Saturday, June 6, 2009, National Trails Day Celebration in celebration of American Hiking Society’s 17th annual National Trails Day and the opening of additional trail miles to the park’s already four miles.
The event will be held at Riverfront Park on Main Street in Farmville, Virginia from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Governor Tim Kaine, local dignitaries and park officials will speak about the trail and its significance to the local communities surrounding the trail. Trail related organizations will be onsite to provide information about different trail use opportunities.
High Bridge Trail State Park is a 33.8 mile multi-use trail that runs through three counties and five towns in Central Virginia. Its centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. Four miles of the linear park were opened to the public August 22, 2008.
Since 1993, NTD has inspired thousands of people to enjoy trails on the same day nationwide, taking part in hikes, bike and horse rides, trail maintenance and other activities. The slogan for NTD 2009, Take in the Outdoors, is an open invitation to all Americans to get outside and connect with local hiking clubs, state, national and federal parks, local parks and recreation departments to experience everything the great outdoors has to offer.