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Autumn Days and Geocaching

What is all of this “geocaching” that we keep hearing about? Come to Autumn Days in Victoria October 4th from 9am-5pm. There will be a geocaching demonstration on the Tobacco Heritage Trail in Victoria at 10:30am. It will be lots of fun and a great way to be introduced to this free and fun outdoor read more…

Modern Day Treasure Hunting on the THT: A GeoCache Event

Volunteers for the Tobacco Heritage Trail have created a special geocache project called GeoArt. To generate excitement over the project, the volunteers are having a launch party and geocaching event on August 2nd at the Lawrenceville United Methodist Church starting at 8:30 a.m. There are many flavors of geocaching that add twists to the standard read more…

Walking Group to Hike Trail on Saturday

Want to venture out on the Tobacco Heritage Trail, but would like some company? Sunny Marzo has started a walking group. They meet on Saturdays to take leisurely strolls on the Tobacco Heritage Trail. The goal of this group is to walk the entire Mecklenburg-Brunswick trail section. Don’t worry! They wont tackle it all at read more…

Tobacco Heritage Trail 101

On May 27th 45 Mecklenburg County Public School teachers participated in a “project slice” for one of their Professional Development days. They were presented with an Essential Question, “How can the trail be used to strengthen our community?” Then they visited the trail to conduct some on-site research.¬†At 10:00 a.m. the teachers rolled up to read more…

Photo Contest: Say Cheese!

Trail Headed to Boydton

Boydton is scheduled to become the next trail town! They will get 1.1 miles of off road nature trail from Prison Rd to Washington St where the trail connects with the downtown. Washington St is also the location of historic Boyd Tavern, circa 1790. This beautiful site is now a museum and will serve as read more…

Sharing the Trail

The Tobacco Heritage Trail is a multi-user trail, which means a shared trail between horse riders, cyclists and hikers. It is important that all trail users remain respectful of one another and use some common sense courtesy when interacting with different types of trail users. Here is a very informative article from the Silicon Valley read more…

Tobacco Heritage Trail Gets a Makeover

The paving of a four mile section of Tobacco Heritage Trail has been a hot topic for trail users. On one hand paving introduces a manmade structure into the natural landscape, but on the other hand paving has many advantages that make this trail user a happy camper. With the new paving, a family using read more…

S.O.S. Trail Maintenance

Wont you help a poor orphaned trail? Here is a map of the new section of Tobacco Heritage Trail that needs individuals or groups to commit to maintain a mile or more! Sections 6,7,and 8 are unadopted at this time. Please contact the trail volunteer coordinator at (434) 447-7101 or hsusee@nullsouthsidepdc.org if you are interested read more…

Brunswick County Gets First Friends Group!

The first official Friends of the Tobacco Heritage Trail was recently formed in Brunswick County, VA. Come join this group July 30th 7:00pm at the Lawrenceville Library to find out how you can shape the future of the Tobacco Heritage Trail!