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High Bridge Trail State Park Opens August 22, 2008

Opening the first four miles of High Bridge Trail State Park which is from Farmville to High Bridge occurred on August 22, 2008. Below are images shot that day.

Delegate Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr. offering welcoming remarks
Delegate Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr. announcing the opening of High Bridge Trail State Park

Meet the Initial Park Staff:  Ranger Craig Guthrie, Park Manager Eric Hougland, Ranger Dan Coffin
Chief Ranger Craig Guthrie, Park Manager Eric Hougland and Park Ranger Dan Collins
in front of the Virginia Historic Landmark marker

The first to officially walk High Bridge Trail State Park
The first official visitors to High Bridge Trail State Park

The first group of walkers on the new Trail
Delegate Abbitt and Delegate Clarke Hogan, along with Supervisor Charlie McKay and
Supervisor James Moore lead the way towards High Bridge on the newly opened Trail.

Some of the first bicyclers on the Trail
Bicycles, horses, and walkers all enjoying High Bridge Trail State Park.

Even horses got into the act...
Sally Aungier riding her horse along the non-motorized Trail.

A trail for all non-motorized activities
Supervisor Mattie Wiley and friends walk along the new Trail.

Only one mile to High Bridge
Folks gather at the gate overlooking High Bridge and the valley below.

High Bridge on a warm August day
High Bridge - August 22, 2008

 

 

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