Parks and Rec to offer nature hikes this April

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering three guided nature hikes along Virginia’s scenic trails. All fees include round-trip transportation from Rockwood Nature Center.

View the Shenandoah National Park in the height of springtime, Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. This 6.5-mile hike will start atop Skyline Drive, before descending along Jones Run and heading up the Doyles River. Part of the hike will follow the Appalachian Trail. This is a moderate trek, with 1455 feet of elevation gain. The fee for this hike is $32.
On Thursday, April 7, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., hike the North Valley Trail in Prince William Forest Park. View waterfalls and Quantico Creek from old farm roads on the 4.5-mile hike. The fee for this hike is $32.

The Great Dismal Swamp will be the destination for the hike and van tour on Thursday, April 14, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the diverse and spectacular wildlife refuge, home to black bears, bobcats and over 200 species of birds. Fee includes interpretive guide. Bring a packed lunch. The fee for this hike is $32.    
For more information about any of the hikes, call 804-318-8735. To register, call 804-748-1623.


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