Braiding the Way for Outdoor Recreation in the Rockbridge Area

The National Park Service Northeast Region - Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) awarded staff-based technical assistance to the Braiding the Way for Outdoor Recreation in the Rockbridge Area initiative.

The project goal is to develop an outdoor recreation plan and implementation strategy for the Rockbridge area that consolidates and incorporates past trail and blueways planning efforts and supports economic, stewardship, and community health and wellness goals. Members of the group include Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission staff, a National Park Service technical assistant advisor, economic development officials, US Forest Service personnel, public land manager, local government, health care advocate, and representatives from fine arts organizations, local colleges, Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization, local non-profits, private businesses and Lexington and Rockbridge Area Tourism.

The group will meet for the next 18-24 months. The process will include workshops and planning sessions and will solicit input from local, regional and state government, stakeholders, partner groups, and the community at large.

Braiding the Way Fact Sheet

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As you explore the site, you will find new activities and outfitters, and learn about local "explorers" and outdoor recreation causes. Visit the SOAR - Supporting Outdoor Activities in Rockbridge Facebook page. Get Outside!