Bill Weatherford (804-221-0369) will lead a 2+ hour hike in his boyhood home of Blackstone, a former tobacco and railroad town. The hike will begin in the municipal parking lot at Bevell’s hardware and will wind through the town, stopping downtown for lunch and then back to the hardware to view the model train exhibit. The train exhibit is 20’ X 58’, and some portions change from year to year. This is truly a highlight for this small town of 3,600 people. The exhibit is open from Thanksgiving to the first week in January, and in 2015 31,000 people went through the hardware store during this time.
Bill will coordinate a carpool from the “Park and Ride” at the intersection of US 360 and Route 153, about 35 miles west of Richmond. This carpool will leave at 9:25 AM. If anyone wants to coordinate a carpool from the Richmond area, email Ted McGarry for posting on the web page. You should plan on leaving Blackstone around 2:30 PM if you plan on seeing everything available.
The ODATC Mission
The construction and maintenance of foot trails for hikers, including the Appalachian Trail between Reids Gap and Rockfish Gap.
The provision of excursions on such trails or other areas.
Offering educational activities related to the need for preserving the great outdoors.
Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c).
P.O. Box 25283
Richmond, VA 23260-5283