Several weeks ago, a group of curious walkers, several pooches and a cyclist joined the Dan River Basin Association and Henry County Parks & Recreation for a guided trip along the forthcoming Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail. It was a perfect fall afternoon for a walk. Benny Summerlin, Henry County Administrator, began the walk by explaning about the trail's path and timeline for work. The trail is expected to open in Spring 2010.
The group set off on the three mile walk enjoying the beautiful foliage, crisp fall air and each other's company. Along the way they saw the four trailhead loactions where the public will soon access the trail from and locations for potential trailside business opportunities.
It was a wonderful day for a walk and we all look forward to walking the completed trail this coming spring once it is open.
Looking for something fun to do? This is the place to find it. The Rivers & Trails Journal is your guide to enjoying the many recreational areas of the Dan River basin.
The Dan River Basin Association's (DRBA) Martinsville-Henry County Rivers and Trails Group consists of local volunteers who are establishing recreational trails and river access points in our section of Southern Virginia. Our mission is to protect, promote, and enhance the natural and historical resources of Martinsville and Henry County through environmental education, recreational activities and tourism, and land conservation and revitalization. Our work has been made possible through the generosity of the Harvest Foundation, which has provided funding for staff and operations in Martinsville and Henry County. To learn more about the group and its projects, contact us at 276-634-2545 or email@example.com