Poor Farm Park

Ashland, Virginia

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The site of a Civil War battle between May 23 and 26, 1864, this park retains well-preserved earthworks. Ten interpretive signs along what was once Ox Road recount the battle. Under the command of Robert E. Lee, who was ill during the battle, Confederate troops halted the Union advance but failed to give chase, thereby allowing the Union to regroup and move toward Richmond.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

by Nathan Lott (Menasha Ridge Press)

The site of a Civil War battle between May 23 and 26, 1864, this park retains well-preserved earthworks. Ten interpretive signs along what was once Ox Road recount the battle. Under the command of Robert E. Lee, who was ill during the battle, Confederate troops halted the Union advance but failed to give chase, thereby allowing the Union to regroup and move toward Richmond.

©  Nathan Lott/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashland
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Poor Farm Park

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4/26/2006
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Pony Pasture is a beautiful trail and especially easy and enjoyable for children and dogs. This is a quick, great trail to unwind after work and reconnect with the river. Blue Heron and woodpeckers are all over the place. A few logs are on the trail in spots - fun to jump over, unless your dog is old and arthritic. The James is amazing; this is a trail we use often, sometimes for a short walk of twenty minutes or so, other times for a long explore of several hours. (Watch out for the poison ivy!) Even with lots of folks out this time of the year, you can always find a spot to keep to yourself, if you like.



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