A 7.5 mile trail segment on the ECG Historic Coastal Route has been completed and is open for business. This newest section of the Virginia Capital Trail starts at the the Charles City County Courthouse Visitor’s Center and ends near the Edgewood Plantation 28 miles northwest of Williamsburg VA. This trail segment will soon be connected via the Sherwood Forest phase (who, besides King John, wouldn’t want to ride and hike that!) to another 8 mile completed section of the Virginia Capitol Trail that brings travels to Jamestown Settlement, the Colonial Parkway and historic Colonial Williamsburg.
The rapidly growing Virginia Capital Trail is just one part of a exciting ECG bike route that connects Richmond VA to Coastal North Carolina. After the 55 mile Virginia Capitol Trail, travelers can take a free ferry to Isle of White County where delightful county highways provided excellent biking. After passing through Suffolk VA, the ECG historic coastal route makes its way down to North Carolina on the Dismal Swamp Canal Path, an 8.5 mile section of old Highway 17 that is closed to motor vehicles.
A ribbon cutting for the newest section of the Virginia Capital Trail is set for this Thursday October 29th at noon. Details are at http://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/html/pr/Charles_City_Ribbon.pdf
Come and join us then, or later, to see the ECG grow!