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High Bridge Trail State Park

 
6888 Green Bay Road Green Bay, VA 23942
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High Bridge Trail State Park is a multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The trail, once a rail bed, is wide, level and generally flat. Its surface is finely crushed limestone. The trail's surface and dimensions make it easy for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy it. Its centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The bridge was built in 1853 as part of the South Side Railroad.

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Aug. 20, 2012, 5:52 a.m. - Wm H permalink
Outstanding work to complete reconstruction of the bridge and the history that made it historically significant.
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March 18, 2012, 9:32 a.m. - Justin Sobc permalink
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Reflect on the events that began 150 years ago at three of our parks that were the sites of significant battles during the Civil War. Hear the stories and stand on hallowed ground at Staunton River Battlefield, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield, and High Bridge Trail State Parks.
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Enjoy both recreation and history while touring Virginia State Parks. It’s an affordable and fun experience you won’t want to miss. Use the following details and suggestions to guide your road trip.   DAYS ONE & TWO: Bear Creek Lake State Park: Located in the heart of Cumberland County, this is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy the picturesque 40-acre lake, complete with boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. The park offers 6 miles of hiking trails and access to biking and horseback riding on adjacent State Forest land. Enjoy all the furnished comforts of home in well-appointed cabins and lodges, or enjoy getting back to basics around the campfire for the night with the family.   DAY THREE: High Bridge Trail State Park: Nearby, in downtown Farmville, are trailheads for the 30-mile multi-use High Bridge Trail that runs through three counties and five towns in Central Virginia. The trail’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge. When it opens, the bridge will be more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The bridge, built in 1853, was the catalyst for a major Civil War battle. Confederate forces burned four spans of High Bridge, but failed to destroy the lower wagon bridge, allowing Federal forces to continue pursuit of Lee’s army north of the Appomattox River. IN THE KNOW PIT STOPS: Take the Civil War Trail’s Lee’s Retreat driving tour, which follows the course of critical action on roads that were used April 2–9, 1865. Short-range radio messages at more than 26 waysides along the way explain the historical activity. Five of these stops on Lee’s Retreat are at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park in Amelia County. This historical park was the scene of the last major battle of the American Civil War.
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