When completed in 2013, the New Market Heights Phase will be a 12 mile section of the Virginia Capital Trail. Like most of the trail, it will closely follow Highway 5 on a paved even surface. Along the way, trail users will have access to numerous historical attractions such as the Shirley Plantation, Virginia’s oldest plantation, and the Richmond National Battlefield Park. There are also facilities that interpret the areas natural resources like the Harrison Lake Fish Hatchery and the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Center. Rest and relaxation can also be found at a bed and breakfast like the historic Edgewood Plantation. And additional outdoor activities may be enjoyed at Deep Bottom Park.
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