Virginia State Parks First Day Hike 2015









"2015 tiptoed in very quietly while we slept. I awoke early this morning and sat on the edge of Carrington's bed. He whispered, "Will you snuggle with me?" I did. I stole every imaginary sugar-cake that I could find. When my other two rise in their own time, we are heading out into the state park for our first day hike. It is a very happy new year, indeed." -January 1, 2015

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Virginia Tourism Commission Awards Grant for Regional Blueway Project


The Virginia Tourism Corporation announced that Halifax County Department of Tourism in partnership with Mecklenburg County and Virginia State Parks has been awarded $10,000 through the state’s Virginia is for Lovers Marketing Leverage Grant Program for their blueway project.

The proposed Halifax-Mecklenburg Blueway is to be comprised of four rivers and one lake spanning the two counties with access points in the counties’ three Virginia State Parks. The goal of the blueway project is to create a water-based trail system that will link the different assets found on the rivers and lake in an effort improve, enhance and preserve the environmental, historic and recreational opportunities on the rivers and lake. Funding was granted for identity development, branding, and marketing of this endeavor, to include logo design, brochures publication, website design and development, and marketing campaigns designed to promote one of the greatest tourism assets of Southern Virginia-outdoor recreation. The blueway, which will include launch points, camping locations, and points of interest, will target a fast growing segment of tourism targeting and provide a more cohesive recreational experience for those visiting.

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