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One of our state's environmental leaders will be in our area today. Natural Resources Secretary, Doug Domenech, is set to visit two state parks to finish up his five day long tour of Southwest Virginia. He'll hit both Fairy Stone State Park in Stuart...
ReporterAll trails at Douthat State Park have re-opened after the park suffered extensive damage in the June 29 derecho storm. Douthat Stat Park has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as six miles of equestrian trails. To help re-open the...
Tags: State Parks, Tourism and Leisure, Travel
Folks in Lynchburg hope the second time's a charm in a national dog park contest. After three weeks of nominations and voting, Lynchburg is one of 15 finalists in the 2012 PetSafe "Bark For Your Park" contest. If the city wins the most votes, it will...
Douthat State Park is getting new campgrounds. On April 1, a new 23-acre campground called Whispering Pines will open. Also, the Beaver Dam Campground has been turned into an equestrian camping area. Both projects cost $2.43 million. The Whispering...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhen flowers start blooming along the Blue Ridge Parkway, maintenance workers go out to start spring cleaning. Trees limbs and branches fall rapidly in the winter months, leaving a lot of debris at sites like the Peaks of Otter. "On an annual basis,...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSmoking could soon be banned in some of Lynchburg's public parks. The city's parks and recreation department is trying to figure out if it's feasible to make certain parks tobacco free. Places like the Miller Park pool, the Riverside Park sprayground,...
The fishing might be a little better this year at Douthat Lake. The state has placed 100 spider blocks on the bottom of the lake. Spider blocks provide fish habitat and help improve fishing around the lake. They were placed near a pier near the...
The first day and the first hike of the new year. State parks across the country, including Virginia's thirty-four, marked the beginning of 2012 with First Day Hikes to encourage people to use their state parks to enjoy the great outdoors and continue...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterMore space to play outside; that's the new push in Christiansburg. Town Councilman Steve Huppert wants to clear some brush and level some land between the town's Aquatic Center, skate park and an existing playground. The work would make way for a...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Travel
Start your year off with a visit to a national park. All 397 national parks across the country will offer free admission from January 14-16 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The National Park Service will also offer free admission on 14...
Multimedia JournalistTwo neighbors are battling over a piece of property in Franklin County but this isn't your everyday quarrel; one of those neighbors is the Federal Government. Next door to theBooker T. WashingtonNational Monument lies nearly two and a half acres of land...
Spring is not too far around the corner and that means getting outside and into state parks. The New River Valley Trail is getting a bit of a face-lift in the off-season. Crews are out re-surfacing a four mile stretch of the Trail in Pulaski County...
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