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National Recognition for South Boston Trail

It’s time to celebrate! On May 31, 2013 Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, announced the designation of 28 new National Recreation Trails, one of which is the South Boston section of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. This distinction comes NRTLogowith several benefits for the THT which include promotion, technical assistance, networking and access to funding. By June 17th RRRT will receive a letter of congratulations from Secretary Jewell, a certificate of designation and several trail markers to post on the South Boston THT. So be on the lookout for this sign!

 

Check out the description of the Tobacco Heritage Trail – South Boston – that will be on the American Trails website:

“Along this 2.6-mile segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston, history and nature are close at hand. Featured historic sites on the rail-trail include the remains of a cotton mill, the Prizery (once a tobacco warehouse, now a community theatre, museum, and events venue), Diamond Hill (a former slave cemetery), and Berry Hill Plantation. Nature enthusiasts enjoy birding, scenic views of the Dan River, and plenty of fresh air.”

For the full story of the 28 trails designated this year see the following link:

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/americas-great-outdoors-secretary-jewell-announces-designation-of-28-national-recreation-trails-in-18-states.cfm.

 

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