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long distance multi-use non-motorized trails

Chase City, VA

weather (right), 2 day-trip itineraries & trail-head map (below)

Chase City to South Hill ~ Roundtrip 43 miles

(This on-road section is Ideal for experienced cyclists)
  • Park at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens 603 Hudgins St, Chase City, VA. This site is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Historic Register. Be sure to schedule time to browse the museum and gift shop or wander through the gardens and capture photos of sculptures and native wildflowers. http://www.mmmg.org
  • Other historical sites around Chase City are Shadow Lawn, a 19th century house which is considered Chase City’s “key landmark structure” and St. James Episcopal Church, a wood-framed church at 338 E. Fourth St.
  • Travel on bicycle east towards South Hill along Route 47. This route has been designated a Virginia Scenic Byway. Along this route, cyclists will get to experience the natural scenic landscapes of Southern Virginia rural life. Large expanses of farm land dotted with bales of hay, historic homes good for front porch sitting, and tall shade trees display a sense of the Virginian way of life.
  • Let the wind blow your hair as you relax in the simple solitude of the open countryside.
  • Enter South Hill via Plank Road. If you’ve got the time, visit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia on 306 W. Main Street / (434) 447-2551. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 4PM. They have an interesting film depicting tobacco farming history and modern technology and two floors of farming equipment, artifacts and photographs, as well as a tobacco barn that visitors may tour on the outside of the museum.
  • Trail users may also want to visit the Chamber of Commerce building located a short distance away at 201 S. Mecklenburg Avenue. This old train depot building features the Doll & Train Museums and a genuine antique red caboose!
  • Long distance cyclists may continue on Goodes Ferry Rd to the town of La Crosse where the trail stretches east to Brunswick County.


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Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails Representative: Joseph Epps