long distance multi-use non-motorized trails

Bike for the Love of Cheese!

On June 4th cyclists from Vermont’s Cabot Creamery will be passing through South Hill and leaving the next morning along the Tobacco Heritage Trail. These cyclists will be on a month long tour from Florida to New England, using the East Coast Greenway, which is a developing bike trail between Key West and Canada. The read more…

Lawrenceville to Brodnax Set to Open on Earth Day

Drum roll please….Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails is pleased to announce the opening of Phase III of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Now there is even more to celebrate on Earth Day! The ribbon cutting will take place on April 22, 11:00am near Evans Creek Rd trailhead in Brodnax, VA.  Following the ribbon cutting will be a reception 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…

Ready, Set, Bike!

The second Saturday of every month has been dedicated to bicycling! If you’d like some friendly company when you bike, or the support of other cyclists to help you reach your fitness goals join the gathering of cyclists in La Crosse. They’ll meet at the caboose on Main Street where there is plenty of parking. 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…

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Boy Scouts Consider Access Point Where Trail Crosses Meherrin Locals enjoy canoeing and kayaking the Meherrin River. They know the places to put in and take out are at “Dad’s house” or “that church member’s property”, but where do you enter or exit unless you know someone who will let you use their private land? read more…

Sponsorship Opportunity: Build That Trail!

By donating you can buy more land, build more trail and become a Friend of the Tobacco Heritage Trail! As a non-profit group we depend on funding from grant money and generous donors like you. Consider joining the Friends of the Tobacco Heritage Trail by making a financial contribution, or choose a sponsorship level to read more…

Tobacco Heritage Trail Most Popular Trail in Mid-Atlantic Region?

Look what one trail user has to say about the future of the Tobacco Heritage Trail: John Andre Posted October 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink | Edit I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Tobacco Heritage Trail during a recent visit to South Boston. Having bicycled dozens of rail-trail conversions throughout the country, 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…