Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gobble, Gobble, Strut!

Turkey day is coming and after you stuff yourself full of grandma's good cooking you're going to need to strut some of it off! Hit the trails and enjoy a nice fall day in Southern Virginia. There's plenty of opportunities for walking, bicycling, paddling and geocaching.

Fieldale Trail- 3521 S. River Road, Fieldale
Two and a half miles of trails follow along the Smith River passing sites of historic Native American culture and remnants of Fieldale and Kohler’s industrial past.

Jack Dalton Park- 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville
This 0.6 mile paved trail is lit for both day and night walking and biking.

Doe Run Park- 270 Dupont Road, Martinsville
One mile of wooded paths lead guests along hillsides covered in Rhododendron.

Uptown Spur Trail- Franklin Street to Pine Street, Martinsville
This 0.6 mile paved trail connects neighboring residential areas and businesses to Uptown Martinsville.

Wilson Park Trails-1600 E. Church Street Extension, Martinsville
A 0.8 mile wooded loop trail connects the park’s picnic area and playground to a  disc golf course.

Smith River Sports Complex- 625 Sportsplex Way, Axton
In addition to world class soccer fields, check out the walking trails, river access and amazing playground.

Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve- 2525 Eggleston Falls Road, Ridgeway
This interpretive park features two miles of wooded walking trails with a self-guided tour of natural and historic points of interest.

Spencer Penn Centre Trails- 30 George Taylor Road, Spencer
A 0.25 mile walking path provides fitness opportunities at this community center.

Smith River Greenway- 301 S. Kennedy Street, Eden, NC
A 1.7 mile wooded trail following the Smith River.

Share your adventures with us! Snap a photo of your friends and family enjoying the trails and send it to

Looking for even more fun? Get out and volunteer! "Friends of the Fieldale Trail", a volunteer Adopt-a-Trail group, will be at the Fieldale Trail on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Come join us as we work together to spruce up the trail for everyone to enjoy. Contact for more details.

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