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long distance multi-use non-motorized trails

Brunswick County

brunswick tobacco heritage trail

From Lawrenceville to Brodnax there are beautiful views

 

Lawrenceville to Brodnax – Round-trip 25 miles

  • Park on South St. in Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
  • This path winds slowly upward and is a good work out, but is smooth sailing on the way back.
  • When you plan to make a trip to the Lawrenceville section, plan to pack a picnic! There are some lovely wooded spots along the trail with picnic tables for a sandwich al fresco.
  • During the first leg of your journey you will see an open field with a red caboose and stalls. This is what is left of railway which used to run along the path the Tobacco Heritage Trail now occupies.
  • Pass on through the town of Lawrenceville west towards Brodnax and the domestic surroundings give way to the untamed forest. The first bridge greets you with an informational sign about tobacco farming history in Southern Virginia.  It explains the namesake of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. There are ten additional interpretive signs along the trail that give information about rail history, birding, equestrian heritage and more.
  • Expect to see more bridges, wild mushrooms and colorful flowers dotting the brown leaf covered landscape. Keep your eyes open for deer, squirrels and butterflies.
  • This surface is a smooth compacted crushed stone and is easily walkable for families and those unaccustomed to hiking.
  • For cyclists, tires 35mm and wider suggested.
  • You can also take advantage of the amenities along this trail segment which include benches, picnic tables, horse mounting benches and hitching posts and four solar powered restrooms.
  • Evans Creek Rd trailhead is the next closest access at a distance of 7.6 miles, so be prepared for a lengthier journey on this trail section. After Evans Creek Rd trailhead it is an additional 5 miles into the Town of Brodnax.

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