Appomattox Court House National Historical Park on Tuesday announced three trail walks in July as part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership.
On July 13, the park will host a history walk beginning at the North Carolina Monument pull-off.
On July 20. participants can join a local doctor for a Walk with a DOC Program.
On July 27, attendees are asked to bring their dog for a walk on the trail at the Lee’s Headquarters pull-off.
Trail walks are part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership between Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the Virginia State Parks Central Region.
History Walk: At 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, a park ranger will give a guided walk beginning at the North Carolina Monument pull-off. The 1.5 – 2 mile walk will cross ground important to the last battle and the events that led to the surrender meeting on April 9, 1865. Participants are asked to dress accordingly for an outdoor walk and wear comfortable shoes.
Walk with a DOC: Dr. Teodora Brose of CVFP – Appomattox Family leads a monthly Walk with a DOC program on park trails. With an aim to make hope and health accessible to all, this doctor-led walking group is a safe and free way to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends. This month’s walk along the Grant’s Approach Trail will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20. Walkers will meet in the main visitor parking lot to begin the hike. GPS users should use 111 National Park Drive, Appomattox. Participants are asked to wear appropriate shoes for walking.
Dog Walk: Attendees can bring their dog (or pick up a canine friend at the local Appomattox shelter) for a casual walk along one of the park trails at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, beginning at the Lee’s Headquarters pull-off. This light walk with dog owners and canine companions is on the 2-mile Tobacco Prizery Nature Trail. Participants are asked to wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be kept on a leash.
The Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership is composed of seven area parks including Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Bear Creek Lake State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Holliday Lake State Park, James River State Park, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park and Twin Lakes State Park. Our mission is to showcase healthy recreational opportunities on public lands and encourage stewardship of these special places. For more information on events at the State Parks, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
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