The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search
News

Jiffy Store on Wilborn hit by armed robber

Mecklenburg supervisors opt to get help with search for location of school complex

Board will hire site selection advisory firm; school trustee calls for full involvement in decision-making

Unifying vibe

Rap artist holds concert to reach out to youth on recent killings

Sports

Comets take shot at region berth

Two big games loom after boys drive PH-Ashland out of conference play

Community


Opinion


A&E

News

Next phase for the Trail

South Boston News
SoVaNow.com / June 11, 2014
On Monday, ground was broken for the newest addition to the Tobacco Heritage Trail — a 1.1 mile trail segment from the Boyd Tavern to Prison Road in Boydton.

Heather Susee, Tobacco Heritage Trail Coordinator, said she expects work on this segment of the trail to be completed in about six months.

The Tobacco Heritage Trail is a recreational corridor that converts abandoned rail beds, bridges, rights of way and state roadways into 174 miles of trails for runners, walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. As designed, the Heritage Trail will eventually link Brunswick, Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Dinwiddie, and Mecklenburg counties

The master plan call for development of trails that will link Alton to Virgilina and Clarksville; South Boston to Scottsburg and Keysville; Keysville to Victoria, and Kenbridge and Meherrin, eventually forming a vast loop around Southside Virginia.

The 70-mile phase from Lawrenceville to Clarksville is under active development. Already there is a 17-mile stretch of trail completed from the town of La Crosse to the town of Lawrenceville.

Susee sees the planned system as a boost to tourism and economic development in rural, historic southern Virginia.

The first section of the Tobacco Heritage Trail was officially opened in September 2005.

Tell-a-Friend | Submit a Comment

854

Advertising Flyer

Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- in print and online.