Looking for nearby (tame) adventure? The High Bridge Trail, part of the Virginia State Park system, runs 31 miles between Pamplin City to Burkeville and through the town of Farmville. Once a railroad bed, the trail is open to hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. With little elevation change and no traffic it is the perfect spot for bicyclists wanting to enjoy the Virginia countryside. Make a stop in Farmville for a tasty lunch and you have the ingredients for a perfect day.
As of early April all 31 miles are now open including the bridge crossing the Appomattox River.
For more information about bicycling and bicycle care try these books from the JTCC Library:
- Bicycling, a reintroduction: a visual guide to choosing, repairing, maintaining & operating a bicycle / Karen Ruth