Coal Mining Heritage Park

Coal Mining Heritage Park, Blacksburg: Address, Coal Mining Heritage Park Reviews: 4/5

Coal Mining Heritage Park
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Srinivasan S
Bengaluru, India284 contributions
Nov 2019
Excellent place for walking, jogging, trails, cycling, picnic along water front etc. All ages would love this park, more so kids.
Written December 14, 2019
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DebbieGMadison_CT
Madison, CT200 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Great bit of coal history. Easy paved walk to get there. You can do the loop hike in the woods too. Some hills, not flat or paved. Very interesting.
Written October 11, 2019
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SneakinDeacon
Christiansburg, VA1,261 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is a interesting trail that is part of the Huckleberry Trail. The Huckleberry is an easy mostly level paved trail that is popular with runner, bicyclists and walkers. The Coal Mining Heritage Park has some interesting displays highlighting the day when coal was mined in this area. The dirt loop trail is a little over a mile in length and there are a number of interesting information tablets along the way. It is a an easy hike for most people.
Written June 27, 2019
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laurfs
Alexandria, VA60 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
The park is on a portion of the Huckleberry Trail that connects Blacksburg to Christiansburg.

From the parking area on Merrimac, walk to the boardwalk, and follow to the path through the woods that goes past the entrance to the old mine. A small bridge crosses a creek, and interpretive signs explain features of the area, including Linkous spring. The path emerges on the trail at the site of the mining community commissary.

Turn right, and you will come upon a display with a coal cart, winch, and more interpretive signs describing the mine operations.

Written September 26, 2018
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Lesa M
Pilot, VA53 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Had a great time here. Great place to visit, the weather was nice so that made it a even better hike.
Written May 7, 2018
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nataliemey1988
Blacksburg, VA28 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
I really enjoy the Huckleberry Trail and was excited to stumble upon this little Heritage Park. I enjoyed reading the signs and looking around, but I wasn't thrilled but it. There could be more and better signage or maybe something interactive to improve the park.
Written April 3, 2017
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Eryka
Vinton, VA15 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
Nice place to walk and take pictures. Some info graphs are around. There are a lot of names of those killed.
Written July 19, 2016
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HokieDuo
Fort Mill, SC220 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We enjoyed a recent bike ride on the Huckleberry Trail and spent our rest time in the Coal Mining Heritage Park area. The signs explaining the history of the area were very informative. The area is well maintained. It's a good place for pictures also. There are also trails maintained off the main paved bike trail for hiking.
Written June 29, 2016
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Diana G
17 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
A lovely way to get your steps! Take a walk along Huckleberry Trail and walk through this wonderful park.
Written April 26, 2016
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rgroesbe
Blacksburg, VA10 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Our family has used this place a couple times for walks. There is a nice loop trial that must be ~1 mile long. Some of the elevated bridges fit the nature well and are fun for younger children. Adults enjoyed reading the signs about where the village once stood. We all enjoyed seeing creatures in the water where the trail goes over a stream. Nice family outing.
Written February 2, 2016
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