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Holliday Lake State Park's First Day Hike 2016

  • 01 Jan 2016
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Holliday Lake State Park, 2759 State Park Road, Appomattox, VA 24522 (Jones Family Cemetery behind the Concession Stand)


The Ground Beneath Our Feet

January 1, 2016 -- 11am to 12:30pm

Please join us on our First Day Hike for 2016.  We are celebrating the National Park Service's (NPS) 100-year anniversary in 2016 and have invited staff from the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park to be recognized during this momentous occasion.  At Virginia State Parks we are celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2016 and view this year of shared celebrations as an opportunity to enhance our partnership with NPS and in preserving our nation's treasured sites.

This exciting time for all parks can be a springboard to forge powerful and lasting bonds between us.  The benefits of our collaboration and sharing will be invaluable to the public, our parks, and both the State and national park systems.

As the new year begins, join us for a guided hike to Northridge Overlook as we explore the ground beneath our feet.  Seemingly composed of just rocks and soil, the ground also contains fascinating tales about the natural and cultural history of central Virginia.  From ancient seas and mountains to Native Americans and English pioneers, we'll take an up-close look at how the ground reveals the distant and the recent past.  This hike is a one-mile round trip on moderate terrain using Northridge and Lakeshore Trails, and will last at least an hour.  Comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes are recommended.

We will meet at the Jones Family Cemetery (behind the Concession Stand).

Parking is FREE this day at all Virginia State Parks.  The first 50 guests in the Park on Jan. 1 will receive a special commemorative 80th anniversary pin.

For more information, please contact Holliday Lake State Park at 434-248-6308.

Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 704
276 Court Street
Appomattox, VA  24522-0704
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