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Appomattox NHP plans nature walks, fun runs

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park invites the community to join park staff for fun runs and nature walks on the park’s History Trail.

Fun runs of 1.5 to 3 miles will take place Wednesdays, May 11 and 25, at 6 p.m. Nature walks of 1.5-2 miles will be held on Saturdays, May 7 and May 28. These activities are free and open to all ages.

The First Lady’s Let’s Move Outside Initiative and the Healthy Parks Healthy People program promote parks as places for healthy recreation.

Fun Runs

Meet park staff at the North Carolina Monument pull-off on Route 24 East. Parking is limited, so participants are encouraged to carpool.

The trail is moderate in difficulty and encompasses a few moderate hills.

This is a loop trail starting at the entrance to the North Carolina Monument and continuing down the History Trail where some of the final fighting which led to Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender took place. The course turns onto Sears Lane following the same route in which Gen. Ulysses S. Grant rode into the Village to meet with Lee.

Nature Walks

Meet park staff at the pull-off along Route 24 East for Lee’s Headquarters. Dogs are welcome. The trail is moderate in difficulty with a few rolling hills.

The trail begins following the footsteps of Gen. Lee who chose this site for his last headquarters and last council of war on the day before he surrendered to Gen. Grant.

For more information contact the park’s AmeriCorps VISTA Ashton Farrell at (434) 352-8987 ext. 233 or ashtonpatrick@hotmail.com.