News in Brief: Eastern trailhead of Capital Trail opens

    Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell opened the eastern trailhead of the Virginia Capital Nature Trail in a dedication ceremony March 26.

    The Virginia Capital Trail is expected to be completed in 2014 and will connect Virginia’s past and present capitals, Williamsburg and Richmond, along Route 5.

    “The Virginia Capital Trail embraces the Commonwealth’s scenic beauty and rich history,” McDonnell said in a press release. “Like the informational stations in Virginia State Parks, the interactive kiosk at the eastern trailhead will enhance the experience for all who use it.”

    The trailhead includes an electronic, interactive kiosk that provides information on public accommodations, historical sites and wildlife along the trail.

    According to Beth Weisbrod, the executive director of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, a $110,000 grant from The Dominion Foundation allowed for the installation of two additional kiosks.


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