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New trail system at Mayo River State Park in Henry County

HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A new trail system will soon be in the works at Virginia’s future Mayo River State Park in Henry County.

On Friday, representatives from the Henry County government, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA), and the area’s Eco Ambassadors Council (EAC) spoke about the park’s new trail and hosted a inauguration ceremony.

“We are excited to open the site of the future Mayo River State Park to the public and proud to open this trail system, which will provide a new outdoor recreation opportunity for residents of Henry County and surrounding communities. “, said Adam. Layman, manager of Fairy Stone State Park. “I am grateful for the support from the EAC and the DRBA, as well as the tremendous support from the community, and I look forward to building on this as we work towards the future opening of the park. Mayo River State.”

There will be three trails that will be available for hiking and biking totaling 3.9 miles.

  • Mayor River Trail: 3 km along the main road
  • Byrd’s Loop Trail: over half a mile, goes from the spur to Byrd’s Ledge
  • Redbud Trail: 1.3 miles in the northwest corner

“The incredible economic and recreational value that the future Virginia Mayo River State Park will bring to this region is immeasurable,” said Tiffany Haworth, executive director of DRBA. “Our founders envisioned this opportunity over a decade ago, and DRBA’s staff, board, and volunteers have worked hard ever since to drive development forward. The generosity and foresight of the Eco Ambassador Council have finally made it a reality. We look forward to working with DCR to advance this incredible asset to its full potential.

For more information on Virginia State Parks, call 800-933-PARK or visit their website.