The New River Trail


The New River Trail is 57 miles of what used to be a railway and is now a beautiful hiking, biking and horse back riding trail that goes through Southwest Virginia from Pulaski to Galax.  This week I was lucky to have walked on it twice.  First on Thursday with my hiking buddies and again today with hubby.  My goal is to walk all 57 miles in stages, by the end of the summer.

On Thursday, four of my friends and I hiked 5 miles – 2.5 out and back from Draper.




Then we had lunch at the Blue Door Cafe, which is a lovely restaurant located inside the Draper Mercantile.  It is so fun to get in a good workout and then eat a guilt free lunch.

Today, hubby and I started at downtown Pulaski where the trail begins,


and walked to Draper – about 5.8 miles to where we had lunch on Thursday.

Here is just a glimpse of what we saw today.








There’s really no need to travel very far when we have so much to see in our own backyard.

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