Chessie Nature Trail
6.2 miles, easy terrain
47 miles from Roanoke + 6-mile shuttle, $5.00 carpool fee
Following a former towpath and railroad bed, the Chessie Nature trail parallels the Maury River between Lexington and Buena Vista. It has river views, high cliffs and well-preserved locks of a 19th-centry canal system. Flat walking with plenty of geological, natural, pastoral and historical features to observe. We also hope to see lots of spring wildflowers.