Happy Friday, folks!
Man, I am exhausted. This has seemed like such a long week! But I am so excited for this afternoon–Jeff and I are heading to Frank’s Bar at 622 North the minute we get off work for the Dogfish Head special tasting night! We even splurged on the early entry passes to kick off the many fun events we’ll hopefully be attending this month.
While I was on spring break, Jeff and I celebrated one of the semi-warm days (hard to believe the difference in weather between this week and last!) by checking out the Riverway Trail at Bisset Park in Radford.
According to the Virginia Gov website,
Stretching along the New River in downtown Radford, the park provides access to acres of fields and woodland in addition to the east bank of the New River and the more usual park facilities. Wildlife in the park is plentiful with something to see in every season. Bluebirds nest at the edges of the larger fields and can be seen in late summer in family groups perched on buildings, poles, trees and lines throughout the park. These fields also host American robin, common grackle and house finch. The woody margins and the moister sections along the river host Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, song sparrow, and indigo bunting. The broad New River constantly remains a focus of attention and is always worth a look. Along this river almost anything may appear such as the possible vagrant heron joining the resident great blue and green herons at the end of the summer or a majestic tundra swan gracing the river with the resident Canada geese in the heart of winter. There is also a diverse population of wintering ducks found along this stretch of the New River during the colder months.
The trail is pretty short, only 3.5 miles, but is almost entirely along the river. Plus, it’s a great excuse to stop by the River Company Brewery when you’ve finished!
The Radford city website has a great map and other info on their website here.
Have a great weekend!!