I had just gotten out my Easter decorations when mother nature transformed the landscape into a magnificent winter wounderland. What a beautiful sight the snowed covered garden, the deer in the garden trying to find something sticking out from under the snow to eat. OH,the snow will soon be gone and we will be wishing for spring again. I love spending time in the garden Planting and pruning in the spring, Book a weekend at Laurel Bluff Cabins and Visit The Treasure Potts Antique and Garden Shop and put in your order for all your spring plants. While there have a great lunch at the Gap Deli then brouse the antique shop before returning to your cozy cabin at Laurel Bluff.
You may want to hike or bike ride along The New River Trail taking in the spring sunshine.
GENERAL INFO: New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world’s oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north
- Two tunnels: 135 feet and 193 feet long
- Three major bridges: Hiwasee – 951 feet; Ivanhoe – 670 feet; Fries Junction – 1,089 feet
- Nearly 30 smaller bridges and trestles
- A shot tower used more than 200 years ago to make ammunition
LOCATION:This is a 57-mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. There are several entrances into this park. The park meanders through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties in southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. This park is part of the Rails to Trails Program as it was donated to the state by Norfolk Southern Railroad when the railroad discontinued the line and removed the tracks. This park also serves as a link to numerous other outdoor recreational areas.