Friday, March 30, 2012

Virginia: Waynesboro's Constitution Park & Greenway Trail along the South River

At Waynesboro's Constitution Park, located along the banks of the South River, the apple trees were in full bloom today. Combined with the brilliant red buds in full bloom and the deep green grass, it was a beautiful sight. (I think these are apple trees. Anyone?)

Dominion's pavilion offers sheltered picnic tables for family picnics or a quick lunch time break.

Located in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesboro was recently designated an Appalachian Trail Community.

Thank you, Boy Scout Brad Moser. Your benches were used by walkers who took a moment to rest and take in the surrounding beauty of the mountains and the river.

The South River is a well-known fishing spot for many in this area and beyond. Waynesboro's annual Fly Fishing Festival is the largest in the country and will be held this year from April 21-22, 2012.

Aren't these blossoms beautiful? You should have seen them in person.  :)

The Greenway Trail, a paved, level pathway that runs along the South River, was a dream for years. The first eight-tenths of a mile phase finally opened in March 2012 as part of what will one day be a 5.6-mile trail.

Rollerskating ... now that's one way to walk the dogs!

There are plenty of benches along the river to stop and smell the roses or, in this case, the apple blossoms.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
30 March 2012

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