Monday morning, back at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) headquarters, and it's a great time to reflect on a wonderful weekend in Marlinton, W.Va.
RTC chose National Trails Day on Saturday to put on a community celebration in Marlinton to mark the induction of the Greenbrier River Trail into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. And what a great day it was. Despite storms all around us, the weather was fine for our friends and supporters in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties who joined me and Eric Oberg, RTC's trail development manager from the Midwest Regional Office, for a short Hall of Fame induction ceremony and community barbecue. (That's us manning the grill...).
Great brats, excellent bluegrass music courtesy of the Alleghany Hellbenders, and a wonderful welcome from local businesses such as the new River Pub and local favorites Dirt Bean Café and the Greenbrier Grille and Lodge, made for a great time all round.
For those of you who haven't checked out the Greenbrier River Trail, do yourself a favor and make a weekend visit while the weather is warm. It really is a wonderful neck of the woods! For more information on the trail, trailheads and camping, visit www.greenbrierrailtrailstatepark.com.