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Formerly US Route 17, this multi-purpose linear trail accommodates horse owners, bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat owners. It runs 8.5 miles adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal and threads through some of the most uniquely historical and ecologically significant habitats in the United States. The Ballahack Road/Great Dismal Swamp Boat ramp provides easy access to launch your small boat, canoe, or kayak. An outdoor recreation playground for serious and casual outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the trail is home to the annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon and Paddle for the Border. Open sunrise to sunset.
For the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Map, please click here.
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The Freedom Run is held in memory of those who lost their lives in the events of September 11, 2001. We also honor our members of the United States Military and public safety who made the ultimate sacrifice that day, as well as those who have served ...more
The Great Dismal Swamp Art Festival exists at the connection of art, nature, and community.As our founding project, the festival offers a unique experience on the Canal Trail of the National Wildlife Refuge.The festival features miles of trails, over...more