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Paddle Historic Halifax

Paddle Historic Halifax

The Town of Halifax offers excellent water access at Banister Lake. Put in at the boat landing on US 501 North and enjoy this beautiful body of water. The 400-acre lake with 10 miles of backwater upstream, consists of natural woody debris and some aquatic vegetation for habitat. Anglers are likely to catch Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Chain Pickerel, and crappie. The site is featured as the first stop on the Department of Game and Inland Fishery’s (DGIF) Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail, Dan River Loop self-guided driving tour.

Looking for a little more adventure, head to the King’s Landing Bridge canoe and kayak access and take a six-mile trip downstream for an excellent day of paddling. This part of the Banister River is best experienced during typical low flows, the Dan River Atlas terms “some of the best preserved batteau sluices in Virginia are in the first four miles” of the trip which is not technically demanding or hazardous with occasional Class I rapids. An abundant hardwood canopy along the shoreline provides cool shade in the summer and good habitat for wildlife watching.

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Virginia International Raceway

A Storied History

Like much of the south, racing is a popular pastime and spectator sport in Halifax County. With two tracks of our own, South Boston Speedway and Virginia International Raceway, racing has been a celebrated and important role in the history of Halifax County. Following the inaugural races of both tracks in 1957, the

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5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Halifax County

Winter in Halifax County Winter has arrived in Halifax County, along with all the joys of the season: family time, shared meals, and cozy fireside chats. Whether you’re visiting family or stopping through for the weekend, these activities will make the most of your time in Halifax County. The best

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