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N E W S   R E L E A S E


April 2, 2012  





Veda McMullen, Communications Specialist


Powhatan Creek Trail opens

Powhatan Creek trail photoMembers of the James City County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission recently marked the opening of the new Powhatan Creek Trail with a ribbon cutting. The trailhead begins and parking is available behind Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School, 3131 Ironbound Road. Users can walk, ride or run on the paved 2-mile, 8-foot wide multiuse trail which connects to nearby neighborhoods as well as the Greensprings Interpretive Trail, the historic site known as Church on the Main, Mainland Farm (considered to be the oldest continuously cultivated farm in America’s first English settlement) and the Virginia Capital Trail.


The trail was funded using $380,000 in Federal and State grants and money approved by voters in a 2005 bond referendum.


The trail is open daily sunrise to sunset. For more information on County parks, please call 757-259-5360 or visit


Caption: The Commissioners stand on the 696-foot long timber bridge which passes over Powhatan Creek, l-r: Jay Lipscomb; Parks & Rec Director John Carnifax; Mike Hand; and Craig Metcalfe.



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