While on vacation the week of June 29, Chris and I took a day trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting Doughton State Park and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in North Carolina.
On our way home, we discovered North Carolina had its own New River State Park. Virginia’s New River State Park and Trail is a 57 mile long biking, hiking and horse trail. We’ve walked on most of the Virginia trail and were happy to discover more recreational possibilities along the New.
So we took off yesterday toward North Carolina to explore this new park. The main access and visitors’ center is located off of U.S. 221 in Ashe County. There are two other access points accessible by car located off of Wagoner Road and Kings Creek Road, following signs from U.S. 16.
Other access points are only accessible via canoe, including the Alleghany County Access area.
The park is divided into four areas, offering 2,200 acres of camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking and picnicking.
We explored the U.S. 221 access area where several campers and canoers were taking advantage of the weather.