The Virginia Creeper Trail....A Great Place To Spend The Day!

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Real Estate Agent with Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 TN and VA

The Virginia Creeper Trail....A Great Place To Spend The Day!

Recently we took a trip to Damascus Virginia and experienced mother nature in a fun and unique way.

Aimee

We rode down the Virginia Creeper Trail. To make our excursion easier and hassle-free we were patrons of the Blue Blaze Bicycle and Shuttle Service where you can rent bikes and they shuttle you up to the top of White Top Mountain where you can bike (downhill mind you) the beautiful and scenic 17 miles.  You don't have to be a tri-athlete to finish this adventure and you can go as fast or slow as you like. 

Creek

There are many sights to take in along the trail complete with information about the trail and critters that call this area home.  The Virginia Creeper Trail touches Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee and West North Carolina - so while your traveling via bicycle you have journeyed to 3 different states all in one afternoon! 

Railroad

The Virginia Creeper trail began as a path for Native Americans.  In the 1900's, a railway was constructed near the path to haul lumber, iron ore and passengers from Virginia to North Carolina.  The trains that traveled along the route gave the trail its name because they went so slowly, battling the steep topography as they went.  However, the train failed to make profits since the Great Depression.  So it made its last run in 1977. 

Store

All was not lost though, thanks to the work of local volunteers, local and federal governments. The Virginia Creeper Trail was restored for recreational purposes in order that all may enjoy. 

Field

Today it remains one of the most scenic and picturesque trails in North America!

 

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Comments (17)

Kathleen Vetrano
RE/MAX Gateway - Falls Church, VA
Helping YOU Achieve YOUR Dreams

Rob,  What a beautiful trail with great history.  I will need to put The Virginia Creeper Trail on my list of things to do and places to see!  Thanks so much for sharing this information.

Jul 06, 2011 11:12 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rob-This is really cool. I would love to do something like that. It looks absolutely beautiful. Love all the pics. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a great evening.

Jul 06, 2011 11:15 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Kathleen....You will love it.....Thanks!
Hope you had a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 06, 2011 11:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photographs.

We want equal time when you visit Damascus, Maryland.

 Blooming for you!

Jul 06, 2011 11:38 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Sharon....You should.....Thanks!
Hope you had a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 06, 2011 11:39 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Roy......I would love to come up......Thanks!
Hope you had a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 06, 2011 11:40 AM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI
REALTOR®, CRS, GRI

That looks like a great place to go for a bike ride.  The history of it was facinating.  It is good it has been preserved.

Jul 06, 2011 11:53 AM
John Handschuh ABR SRES
RE/MAX Action Realty - Warrington, PA
Bucks County Real Estate

Rob,

Looks like a great time for a relaxing day. Beautiful countryside. Awesome photos. I will have to mark this one for the bucket list.

 

Make it a great day !!

Jul 06, 2011 02:07 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Rob,

That is great. Beautiful shots. Around here, Virginia creeper is a nasty weed. :)

Steve

Jul 06, 2011 02:17 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Rob.

Congratulations, this post is now featured in the AR Group "Americana." :)

Steve

Jul 06, 2011 05:33 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and morning to you Rob

Rob,
it sure has been many many moons from the last time, that I have been on the mighty fine Virginia Creeper Trail. There sure is a whole lot of mighty fine scenery to enjoy.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 06, 2011 07:12 PM
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

Rob, That sounds like a great time, I might even be able to handle the down hill. Thanks for some history of the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Jul 07, 2011 12:45 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Hi Rob.

That is a great post...It really is a great way to spend the day...

Jul 07, 2011 01:34 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

What a great place to go to get away and do something fun and enjoyable andf healthy as well.

Jul 07, 2011 04:50 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment....I really appreciate each one.....Thanks again!
Hope you had a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 07, 2011 10:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I can't believe I never heard of the Virginia Creeper Trail - it looks like a wonderful place to spend the day and just have fun. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing your memories in the RAIN.

Jul 07, 2011 06:54 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Patricia....I know you would like it.....Thanks!
Hope you have a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 07, 2011 11:54 PM