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James River Trail/Trail of Trees (Milepost 63.6) Professional Review and Guide
"A pleasant walk across a scenic river bridge leads to a self-guiding interpretive exhibit at a canal lock built in the mid-1800s. The James River Trail crosses the impressive pedestrian span beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge. Descend the steps on the west side of the river and go left across the grassy riverside meadow to Battery Creek Lock. Built in 1848 and used between 1851 and 1880 on the James River and Kanawha Canal, the lock lifted and lowered boats around part of the river’s 13 feet of drop from nearby Buchanan, a Shenandoah Valley town and western terminus of the canal."
--Randy Johnson, Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway (Falcon Guides).
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