Virginia’s New River Trail stretches 57 scenic miles along a prehistoric, mountain-sided channel, traveled through the ages by a north-flowing river, countless wild species, Native Americans, early settlers, and the railroad whose bed composes this path.
But Virginia’s longest state park is also the narrowest, with a mere 80-foot-wide right-of-way in most locations.
While park staff work devotedly to maintain this corridor, its surrounding beauty is due to generations of adjacent landowners whose stewardship has retained the songbird habitat, soaring palisades, woodlands, pastures, riparian buffer, fresh breezes, and quiet, sweet solitudes that make the trail experience a rejuvenating step back in time.
Such rural landscapes have vanished from much of the Eastern U.S. – a fate you can help our park avoid with a spirit of conservation.
*Please respect private property along the trail
*Please consider helping to protect this quiet, scenic legacy by donating to the New River Trail Conservancy Project. This nonprofit project exists solely to protect the scenic landscape surrounding the Trail, through the establishment of conservation easements. Every donated dollar protects another bit of habitat and beauty for generations to come – a vital step on the path between a living history and a sustainable future.
To learn more and how you can donate to the New River Trail Conservancy click here.
About Virginia Association For Parks (VAFP):
Since 1997, VAFP has grown to become the nonprofit umbrella organization for the respective citizen support groups (Friends Groups) and individual volunteers supporting the 35 state parks, 59 state natural areas, and the 22 national parks, monuments, and historic sites located across the Commonwealth.
To learn more on how you can contribute and support VAFP click here.