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Roanoke River Salem Greenway

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Distance: 1.7 miles


This short trail is perfect for beginner bike riders, quiet walks with friends, or a lunchtime power walk. There is a chance to explore the Roanoke River, which slowly flows by.
  • Trail entrance at Colorado Street
  • Sign says "Closed after dark."
  • Left exit leads to Moyer Skate Park and playground
  • Roanoke River Greenway
  • Trail exit to Moyer Sports Complex
  • Roanoke River observation area
  • Wooden fence between you and the river
  • Bluebird box
  • Incompleted greenway section
  • Exit left to parking lot, or turn around to return

This short trail is perfect for beginner bike riders, quiet walks with friends, or a lunchtime power walk.  There is a chance to explore the Roanoke River, which slowly flows by.  As of August 2010 the trail is in two parts. Future plans will connect the two trails.

Ideal for:

  • walkers
  • first time bikers
  • families
  • a quiet stroll
  • Detailed Map
Directions to the trailhead
  • From intersection of Electric Rd. (Rt. 419) & Apperson Dr. (Rt. 11)
  • Take Apperson Dr. (Rt. 11) west for ~ 1 mile
  • Apperson (Rt. 11) turns into S. Colorado St.
  • Cross Roanoke River and turn left onto Rowan St toward Moyer Sports Complex

Trail description
This basic greenway trail offers quiet respite and not much else.  You can however escape the traffic of the day and enjoy a quiet stroll.  There are a few stops along the way, including a Roanoke River lookout and a bluebird house trail.

Details/Add-ons
  • Need a snack after all that excercise?  Stop by the Salem Donut Shop for a sweet treat!  100 Fourth Street (540.389.4938)
  • Stop by the world famous Dilly Dally just off of Colorado Street if you need snacks and other supplies. 1511 Eddy St (540.387.2557)

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