Outdoor Family Fun Itinerary
There’s a lot to love in Farmville — starting with the LOVE sign at North Main and Depot streets where you can rent a bike at the Outdoor Adventure Store and revisit history on Farmville’s High Bridge Trail. If golf is your first love, plan a round or two at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course, then cool off with a float on Farmville’s Blueway. Prefer a scenic stroll — Sarah Terry and Dogwood Trails offer a relaxing change of pace.
High Bridge Trail State Park — 31 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding. Be sure to visit historic and majestic High Bridge that played a pivotal role in the final days of the Civil War. High Bridge Education Specialist Bob Flippen is available to share Farmville history; call (434) 315-0457.
Farmville Blueway Paddle Trail — adventure down the Appomattox River by canoe or kayak. The four-mile water trail starts at Wilck’s Lake boat ramp and continues down the Appomattox to a take-out at Riverside Park. Brochures are available at the Farmville Town Office or Farmville’s Regional Visitor Center.
Farmville Municipal Golf Course — say “fore” on well-conditioned greens that offer a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The nine-hole course is a quick 10-minute drive north of town and adjacent to Farmville’s Regional Airport. Enjoy a swim in the junior Olympic-size pool from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For fees and information, call (434) 392-6656 or visit golffarmvilleva.com.
The Manor Resort Golf Club — an 18-hole PGA sanctioned course five miles south of Farmville in Prince Edward County; for tee times, call (434) 392-2244.
Wilck’s Lake Park — relax by the lake near the children’s play area, enjoy a picnic lunch, watch the action at the skateboard park, take a stroll on the Sarah Terry Trail or visit the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library next door. A private island is available for parties, weddings and other social events.
Dogwood Trail — take a short but scenic walk through a beautiful wooded area located off High Street. The paved half-mile walking trail ends at the parking area behind Centra Southside Community Hospital.
Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat — glide through the treetops in this first-of-its-kind park in the state of Virginia on four courses from 12 to 36 feet off the ground. Located at 147 Monroe Church Road, Rice, it’s a great outdoor activity with physical and mental challenges to “learn through play.”
Briery Creek Lake — for fishing and boating fun head to the 845-acre Briery Creek Lake, one of the most important largemouth bass fisheries in the state; located eight miles from Farmville on Route 15.
Virginia State Parks — camping, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking are all withing minutes at our beautiful, nearby state parks.