Appomattox Court House National Historical Park announces three trail walks for July in conjunction with the Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership. Join park staff for:
- a Fun Run on July 12th at 6:30 p.m. staring at the North Carolina Monument Pull Off.
- A birding walk will be on July 22nd at 8 a.m. beginning at the Appomattox Wayside Pull Off.
- On Saturday, July 29th at 10 a.m. the park will host a dog walk, beginning at the Lee’s Headquarters Pull Off.
Fun Run: Join park staff at the North Carolina Monument parking area at 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 12th for a 2 mile Fun Run. The trail is moderate in difficulty and does
encompass a few moderate hills. This event is for all runners who enjoy the outdoors. The trail will take the runner through scenic landscape that maintains historical significance from Robert E. Lee’s surrender to U.S. Grant on April 9, 1865. Please bring proper footwear for running.
Birding Walk: Meet park staff at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 22nd at the Appomattox Wayside parking area for a walk through varied habitat searching for birds. The 1.3 mile walk will offer opportunities to find birds in a large grass field, surrounded by trees. Come out to see and hear a variety of local species in their natural habitat. Dress accordingly for an outdoor walk, and wear comfortable shoes. Novices to experienced birders are welcome. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your own.
Dog Walk: Bring your dog for a casual walk along one of the parks trails on Saturday, July 29th at 10 a.m., beginning at Appomattox Wayside Pull Off. Enjoy a summertime walk through the park with your dog along the approximately 1.3 mile loop trail. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be on a leash.
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 Historical 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.
Health Parks, Healthy People Passport Program
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and six Virginia State Parks in the Central Virginia Region are offering the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Program for community members and park visitors. The initiative encourages people to spend more time recreating outdoors on their public lands. The program is a partnership of seven 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 Historical State Park, and Twin Lakes State Park.
- Visit one of the seven parks Visitor’s Center’s and pick up a Healthy Parks Healthy People Passport Booklet. These booklets provide information about the trails at the seven parks, and will allow you to track your visits to the parks by getting the stamp and logging your miles.
- Walk one of the trails at the park, and stop in the Visitor’s Center to receive a stamp specific to that park in your passport booklet.
- Visit each of the parks to walk a trail, go for a run, take your dog for a walk, or experience a nature hike and receive a stamp to complete your booklet.
- Mail the last page of your passport booklet or a photocopy of the last page with the boot and all seven stamps to the park at P.O. Box 218, Appomattox, VA 24522 or scan this page and send to email@example.com.
- Once submitted, you will receive a commemorative patch to recognize your participation in healthy recreation at all seven park locations, and you will be entered into a drawing for special prizes, including an annual National Park Pass and an annual Virginia State Park Pass.
All seven participating parks are holding special events to promote the Healthy Parks Healthy People Program. For information on special events at Appomattox Court House NHP, check out our calendar at: (link). We also
recommend that you check out the Virginia State Parks website to learn about events at the six participating state parks at www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks.
The official press release for these events may be viewed here.