"VIRGINIA IS HIKING HEAVEN"
Hikings trailatNatural Tunnel State Parkpass by thehistoric Carter House
Saturday was National Trails Day, which makes today a better day than most to expound, evaluate and dream on the subject of trails locally and statewide.
Central Virginians have it good, far better than most urban areas, in the amount and quality of paths suitable for walking, running, biking and other outdoor pursuits.
The trails of the James River Park System are nationally known and recognized. The XTERRA triathlon series stops here every year because of them, and the group's "Fugitive 10K" held the day before the triathlon recently was named a top-32 trail race in the nation by Runner's World Magazine.
In state parks, historic sites and natural-area preserves, all DCR-owned land, there are more than 500 miles of trails. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Wildlife Management Areas offer hundreds more miles, and the GeorgeJefferson NationalForests have untold miles in the western part of the state.
Read the entire article "here.
Learn more about the trails and amenities at Natural Tunnel State Park here.
Learn more about all 35 Virginia State Parks here.
Virginia State Parks, and bring a friend!