Jun 08 2016

June 13-Giles Dedicates the New River Water Trail

June 13-Giles Dedicates the New River Water Trail

Giles County, VA- For over a year visitors and residents have seen work in progress at the Whitt-Riverbend Park in Ripplemead. The park, owned by the Town of Pearisburg was a partner with Giles County to secure development funds from a grant through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to develop an official and permanent boat landing in that area. Now visitors will find bathroom facilities, easy through traffic pattern for access to the boat launch, and well establish parking areas.

June is National Outdoors Month. Celebrate by finding your playground in Giles. Photo courtesy of Billy Bowling (@iambab_xiii)

June is National Outdoors Month. Celebrate by finding your playground in Giles. Photo courtesy of Billy Bowling (@iambab_xiii)

Throughout the month of June there will be ongoing celebrations of the great outdoors. On Monday, June 13th at 1pm at the Ripplemead Boat Landing at Whitt-Riverbend Park Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward will be on hand to acknowledge the partnerships and hard work into this water access project. The Giles County Chamber of Commerce will also host a ribbon cutting for the New River Water Trail™. The New River Water Trail™ is a cooperative effort between Giles County Administration, Giles County Tourism, New River’s Edge, New River Outdoor Company, Tangent Outfitters, local passionate citizens, small business owners, and lodging businesses in the county.  The trail itself is already in place- it is the river. The designation of the New River Water Trail™ will help visitors navigate the river and explore the various sections that are ready to be discovered!

Throughout June check the Giles County Facebook.com/GilesCountyVA or on Instagram @gilescova for trip ideas, upcoming outdoor events, shared photographs, and more.

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