The Tobacco Heritage Trail through southern Virginia will eventually connect the counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg with more than 150 miles of trail, some on-road. The network will incorporate historical sites and local points of interest, including nature and recreation areas, as well as Southside Virginia communities.
As of August 2012, completed sections are:
- 1 mile in Victoria
- 2 miles in Lawrenceville
- 2 miles in South Boston
- 4 miles connecting Brodnax and La Crosse
During summer 2012, year-long construction will begin to connect the Lawrenceville and BrodnaxLa Crosse segments, creating 17 miles of trail.
In Victoria, park at Victoria Railroad Park off Firehouse Road.
In Lawrenceville temporary parking is available outside of the Water Treatment Plant. Permanent facilities are being built at Turntable Park.
In La Crosse a paved lot is shared with Virginia Quilting on Main Street. Additional parking and restrooms will be available when the La Crosse Hotel opens. Other parking: Regional Airport Road; horse trailer parking, vehicle spaces.
In South Boston, the trail is best reached by traveling north on U.S. 501 from downtown, turning left onto Edmund Street and left onto Railroad Avenue. A parking lot for the trail is on the right.
The trails are very horse friendly with the rock dust footing and are used very often by horses. Thanks for the great trail and hope it stays horse friendly. Have heard talk of asphalt being used to redo the trail hope this isnt true cause thats not a ...
As an avid biker, I have ridden some of the best trails in Virginia, from Lynchberg and Farmville to Virginia Beach and Damascus, where the Virginia Creeper Trail is one of my favourite rides. I have ridden the Tobacco Heritage trail between LaCrosse ...