THE APPOMATTOX RIVER TRAIL & PARK SYSTEM IS A DEVELOPING 25-MILE GREENWAY-BLUEWAY
We’re building so much more than a trail. The Appomattox River Trail greenway-blueway winds through 6 communities in South Central Virginia. It includes a network of bicycle-pedestrian paths, 16 riverside parks, 11 historical sites, 8 boat access points, and 3 marinas. Our vision is to unify the region with coordinated wayfinding signage on water and land as we develop each section. Our priority is to build the Appomattox River Trail – a path to wellness, conservation and prosperity for our communities.
Designed for active transportation and outdoor recreation, the Appomattox River Trail will be a 25+ mile bicycle-pedestrian path connecting all 6 communities along the river: Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Prince George County, and Hopewell. The Trail offers a diverse array of connections, linking residents and visitors to nature, rural wilderness, historic downtowns, jobs, schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, and so much more. With over 5 miles on the ground, the Trail system is already bolstering the quality of life in the Tri-Cities region.
Guided by a Master Plan adopted in 2017, FOLAR works in collaboration with local and state government, foundations, individual donors, landowners, engineering firms, construction firms, environmental and outdoor recreation groups, nonprofit organizations, and the public to bring the vision to life.