The New River Trail is about 2 1/2 - 3 hours northwest of the triangle. Let's leave in time to get to the starting point by 11:30, bike about an hour, stop for a picnic lunch and ride another hour or so. We'll spend the night in Hillsville and head to Stone Mountain Park in the morning for 5-mile hike. If you're not a hiker, you can stay and ride another section of the bike trail.
In addition. last year we topped off the trip with a visit to the Raffaldini Winery on the way home.
We will actually meet at the Austinville Trail Head which is 4-5 miles from Exit 24 of I-77. More directions to come later.
Once we know who wants to go, we can arrange carpooling and room sharing.
Feel free to email me if you have questions.
For more information on the New River Trail, see:
For more information on Stone Mountain State park, see:
The motel where we plan to stay is the Hampton Inn at 90 Farmers Market Road, Hillsville, VA For reservations, see:
Here's the link: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hampton-inn-hillsville-HLVVAHX/index.html
Or.... Just google Hampton Inn, Hillsville, VA