Pamunkey-New River Trail
The Pamunkey-New River Trail was first traveled by settlers between 1680 – 1717 and 1800 – 1820.
There is evidence that English, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Scottish, Swedish, and Welsh were among these early settlers.
Southern Virginia's New River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and has been designated as an official National Recreation Trail by the US Department of the Interior. This southern part of the Pamunkey-New River Trail is also a state park. The highlight and namesake of this magnificent trail is the 36-mile section running through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties along the New River, the oldest river in the States. In 1986 the Norfolk Southern Railroad donated this old railroad corridor, which originally served to supply the once expanding iron industry to the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Hanover County, Virginia
- Louisa County, Virginia
- Albemarle County, Virginia
- Augusta County, Virginia
- Bath County, Virginia
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