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Hiking


 

Occoneechee State Park

 

Directly across Kerr Lake from Clarksville, Occoneechee offers a variety of trails. A series of easy-to-moderate trails totaling 3.1 miles winds through the park’s woodlands. An easy one-mile self-guided interpretive trail takes you through the ruins of Occonneechee Plantation and its terraced gardens. The park also features a 15-mile (round-trip) linear gravel trail with moderate difficulty.

Address:
1192 Occoneechee Park Road
Clarksville, VA 23927

Phone:
(434) 374-2210


Staunton River State Park

The park offers a wide variety of trails for hikers, from the grassy .1-mile Tutelo Trail to the 8.3-mile River Bank Trail, which is also used by cyclists and equestrians. As in all state parks, the trails are marked by color-coded blazes.

Address:
1170 Staunton Trail
Scottsburg, VA 24589

Phone:
(434) 572-4623


Liberty Hill

Located near the Kerr Dam, the Liberty Hill Nature & History Trail rambles over 1.5 miles. Highlights include an old cemetery, a scenic overview of Buggs Island and the back side of the dam. Trail guides found at the nearby Tanner Environmental Education Center explain the exhibit for each numbered trail marker.

Address:
5164 Buggs Island Road
Boydton, VA 23917

Phone:
(434) 738-6143

Robert Munford Trail

Located near the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area, this 14-mile round-trip trail traces the Lake Kerr shoreline. Highlights include forests, cemetery foundations and ruins of pre-dam buildings.

Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area

Address:
State Route 705/Taylor Ferry Rd.
Boydton, VA 23917

Phone:
(434) 738-6101


Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area

Hikers are welcome in this area, which has a 14-mile round-trip trail. Just be aware: “wildlife management” means hunting. Check open hunting seasons in advance, and be sure to wear blaze orange during those seasons.

Address:
State Route 4 South/Buggs Island Rd.
Boydton, VA 23917

 


Tobacco Heritage Trail

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization that converts unused rail lines into usable trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Tobacco Heritage Trail is still being built, but 17 miles of trail are open to the public. Eventually, the Trail will connect five counties and cover 150 miles.

 

Phone:
(434) 447-7101