Your support will help FOLAR improve river ecology, protect special places, and promote outdoor connections and education.


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Historic Appomattox Riverside-Ferndale Park



Developing the regional Appomattox River Trail greenway-blueway to positively impact public health, safety, and community prosperity for all.


FIND YOUR ADVENTURE along the Appomattox River.   Click here to visit the Best Part of Virginia!


What if you could make one investment in your community that simultaneously, attracts new jobs & employees, generates more sales for local businesses, & increases home values? What if that investment also increases civic engagement, encourages neighbors to get to know each other, & improves public health & environmental conservation at the same time?

Such an investment exists, it’s called the Appomattox River Trail Greenway-Blueway

A path to learning, conservation, wellness and prosperity

Learn how you can help.


View the Virginia Scenic Rivers Program 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Scenic Appomattox River

 Access Sites Descriptions
A State Scenic River

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Leave No Trace

What you can do to take care of your river



Volunteers Needed for Spring Trail Counts

“If you build it will they come?” We can answer, “If you build biking and walking trails, they WILL come,” with a resounding “YES” because of volunteers like you who count people walking and biking on the Appomattox River Trail.


REGISTER HERE for Spring 2021 Trail Counts.


WHAT ARE TRAIL COUNTS? Trail Counts are important biannual counts conducted along the Appomattox River Trail.  Supported by volunteers like you, this effort gathers critical data about biking and walking activity to improve planning and design of future trails.

HOW IT WORKS. Volunteers choose a day and location from the list of sites and then count the number of people walking and biking along their trail section for a 2-hour period. 

DATES: May 13TH and 15TH

TIMES: 10:00am – 12 noon or 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Click here for a map of all of the Trail Count locations. Use the form below to register for the day(s) and time(s) you would like to volunteer. 

Training materials and specific count locations will be sent following registration. Please contact Heather Barrar at with any question or concerns you might have. 

Safety First – Physical Distancing

The National Recreation and Parks Association provides guidelines for safe distancing when in parks or on trails.


Restrictions and guidelines are different in various regions around the country, depending on how severe the coronavirus COVID-12 outbreak is – for now, in our region, WE CAN GO OUTDOORS for a walk, run, or bike-ride. Be sure to practice “physical distancing” and self-responsibility. Check local government websites for closings and/or restrictions at each site. 


The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a changing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) regularly.

LEAVE NO TRASH. When you go, bring a suitable trash bag to take everything out. This protects park workers and helps keep our parks, trails, and river clean, green, and pristine.


We are very fortunate that the Appomattox River Trail provides nearby, beautiful, accessible locationsCLICK HERE to see where they are.

USGS Water Data

Pulling the canoe or kayak out this weekend? Get Real Time Water Data for the Appomattox River and other local bodies of water with USGS Water Data for the Nation.


Sponsor FOLAR

We’ve accomplished many of our goals over the last few years but could not have done it without the help from our sponsors.  FOLAR is a non-profit organization founded on support and contributions from local and national businesses. Become a sponsor and help support the Appomattox River. { MORE INFORMATION }