Our 10 favorite cycling destinations: Farmville
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Courtesy of VA Department of Conservation and Recreation
High Bridge Trail State Park.
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Photo by Ashley Beazley
Charley’s Waterfront Café & Wine Bar.
Farmville is situated in the middle of High Bridge Trail, an old train bridge built in 1853 as part of the Southside Railroad, which crosses the Appomattox River basin. Once a rail bed, the 31-mile, 125-foot-high trail offers flat, level riding with impressive views. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and one of the longest recreational bridges in the country. Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest and U. S. Bicycle Route 1 are nearby as well.
Repair in nearby Lynchburg at Blackwater Bike Shop. Popular stops in Farmville include Walker’s Diner on Main Street, a mainstay since 1955, and Charley’s Waterfront Café & Wine Bar, located where the trail crosses Main Street. The Inn on the Avenues is a great place for an overnight stay.
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