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Contact: Robin Snyder, 434-352-8987Appomattox, Va. – Appomattox Court House National Historical Park announces two trail walks in May as part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership. On Saturday, May 12th the Park will host a Dog Walk, beginning at the Appomattox River Wayside Pull Off and on May 19th a History Walk beginning at the North Carolina Monument Pull Off. Both pull offs are located along Route 24 inside the park. Trail walks are part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership between Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the Virginia State Parks Central Region.
Dog Walk: Bring your dog for a casual walk along one of the Park’s trails on Saturday May 12th at 10 a.m., beginning at the Appomattox Wayside Pull Off. Enjoy a light walk with other dog owners through the Park’s trail with your favorite canine companion along the approximately two mile loop trail. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be on a leash.
History Walk: On Saturday, May 19th at 10 a.m. come to the North Carolina Monument Pull Off for a guided walk with a Park Ranger. The 1.5-2 mile walk will cross ground important to the last battle and the events that led to the surrender meeting on April 9, 1865. Enjoy a walk with the ranger to get a daily dose of both history and exercise. Dress accordingly for an outdoor walk, and wear comfortable shoes.
The Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership is composed of seven area parks including Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Bear Creek Lake State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Holliday Lake State Park, James River State Park, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historic State Park, and Twin Lakes State Park. Our mission is to showcase healthy recreational opportunities on public lands and encourage stewardship of these special places. For more information on events at the State Parks, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
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Last updated: May 7, 2018