October 16

Leg 19: Farmville to Keysville

Number of people walking today: 8

Route SummaryThe highlight of today’s route is walking over the High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. After 8.5 miles on the High Bridge Trail (exiting at the Rice parking lot), the route continues through Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest with van pick up (meet by 3:30) at Lake Goodwin in the Twin Lakes State Park.
Starting PointHotel Weyanoke
202 High Street
Farmville VA 23901
(434) 658-7500
Starting Time7:30 am
End Walking Time3:30 pm
Ending PointGoodwin Lake, Twin Lakes State Park
then take the van to
Sheldon’s Motel
1450 Four Locust Hwy
Keysville VA 23947
(434) 736-8434
Walking Mileage18.3
MealsBreakfast: included for overnight guests
Lunch: order a to-go sandwich/salad from Effinghams (hotel restaurant) night before to take with you (rooms have fridges)
Dinner: Motel has restaurant/or drive to Magnolia Bar & Grille (2.5 miles)
Restrooms3 vault toilets along the High Bridge Trail and a bathroom at Lake Goodwin
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route map(s)Hotel Weyanoke to Lake Goodwin picnic area
Route Map PDFPDF: Hotel Weyanoke to Lake Goodwin picnic area
Special Navigation InstructionsThe last stop may appear as a “dropped pin.” It should say Goodwin Lake Picnic Area. This is where we will meet the van for the drive to the hotel.
Laundry AvailabilityNo
Instructions for DriverAFTERNOON: Pick up walkers at the picnic area at Goodwin Lake, Twin Lakes State Park and drive to Sheldon’s
Evening: Drive to Magnolia for dinner
Driver Map(s)Drive Goodwin Lakes to Sheldon’s
History Blog PostCourthouses and the Colonial Justice System
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Dead zone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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