Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and six Virginia State Parks in the Central Virginia Region have created 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.
All seven participating parks are additionally holding special events to promote the Healthy Parks Healthy People project. Check our website and Facebook page for upcoming events. Make sure to check the State Parks websites for events at the other six parks.
Activities that have occurred include:
Dog Walks: Bring your dog for a casual walk along one of the Park’s trails. Enjoy the outdoors with your dog along the approximately 2 mile loop. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be on a leash. Locations and times for these walks will be posted on the website calendar.
Birding Walk: The 1.5-2 mile walk will offer opportunities to find birds in and around a grassy field along the Ferguson Wildlife Trail. Come out to see and hear a variety of local species in their natural habitat. Several species of Sparrow and other songbirds spend the winter in and around open fields like the one in the Park. Dress accordingly for an outdoor walk, and wear comfortable shoes. Novices to experienced birders are welcome. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your own. Locations and times for these walks will be posted on the website calendar.
Last updated: August 31, 2018