The Blue Ridge Parkway has a new trail and fishing pier for visitors.

To celebrate the finished project, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, August 9th at Peaks of Otter's Abbott Lake.

The new trail and pier is one of five Parkway projects this summer.

Members of the Student Conservation Association were on-hand for the occasion.

A 100-thousand dollar grant from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation helped fund the project.