Danville's Riverwalk, Danville

Directions: From Lynchburg VA or South Boston VA take 29 Bypass South, and from Greensboro NC or Raleigh NC take the 29 Bypass North around Danville.  Exit at River Park Dr. to Dan Daniel Memorial Park.  Trail access is available below Little League fields.  For additional trail access sites go to www.danville-va.gov and click on Departments/Parks, Recreation & Tourism/Outdoor/Trails.

Trail Information: Paved 7.5 mile trail.  5.5 miles along the Dan River traverses parks and historic sites; additional 2 miles is paved but hilly and remote with access to an additional 15 miles of single-track mountain bike trails open to walkers/runners (see Anglers Ridge trail description).

Miscellaneous Information: Western (upriver) portion of Riverwalk features easy access to Danville Science Center, Community Market, Carrington Pavilion, downtown Victorian Danville, restaurants and historic buildings. Eastern trail sections pass through Dan Daniel Memorial Park, Anglers Park and secluded wooded areas, then lead to Institute of Advanced Learning & Research.  Many local restaurants from Main St. coffee & sandwich shops, trailside Short Sugars barbeque, Buiscuitville & Libby Hill Seafood and many local favorites & chain restaurants within a 10 minute drive.

Karen Cross