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Roanoke River Greenway

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Distance: 9.2 miles


Roanoke River Greenway runs more than 5 miles from Wasena Park to Bennington Rd.. Starting at Wasena Park, the first part of the greenway is kid friendly, slightly downhill, and a very easy walk, ride, or run with plenty of playgrounds along the route.
  • Multi-use trail begins here.
  • Park benches
  • Pedestrian and bike use on the left.
  • Smith Park
  • Another low area bridge
  • Entering River's Edge Sports Complex
  • Stay straight to continue greenway
  • Greenway will eventually continue on the left
  • Continue under bridge towards hospital
  • Cross road, be aware!
  • Downhill Joy ride!
  • Parking area, alternate entrance
  • Continue past Piedmont Park
  • Park bench and rations store!
  • Trail continues along Roanoke River
  • Head under bridge! Riders beware!
  • Bike Riding on the Roanoke River Greenway
  • Bicycle Riding Greenway
  • Walking on Roanoke River Greenway
  • Bike Ride on Roanoke River Greenway

Roanoke River Greenway runs more than 5 miles from Wasena Park to Bennington Rd.. Starting at Wasena Park, the first part of the greenway is kid friendly, slightly downhill, and a very easy walk, ride, or run with plenty of playgrounds along the route. There are many other greenways located within Roanoke; maps can be found at www.greenways.org<br /> <br /> Easy walking and biking options<br /> Located less than 2 minutes from the downtown heart of Roanoke<br /> <br /> <u><b>Directions to Trail Head</b></u> <ul> <li>Take I-581 to Elm Ave. / Rt. 24 (Exit 6)</li> <li>Turn onto Elm Ave. /Rt. 24W (heading towards downtown)</li> <li>Continue to follow Elm Ave. which becomes Main St./US 221</li> <li>Cross over the river and turn right at Winona Ave.</li> <li>Turn right at 11th St. and then turn left at Winchester Ave. into parking lot</li> </ul> <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/19543561/Roanoke-River-Greenway?autodown=txt">View another map version</a><br /> <br /> <u><b>Add On</b></u> <ul> <li>Rent a bike from <a href="http://roanokeoutside.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/new-bike-rental-company-on-roanoke-greenway/">River Greenway Bicycle Rental </a>or <a href="http://www.sharebike.org">ShareBike</a></li> <li>Check out <a href="http://www.myscoper.com">www.myscoper.com</a> for a list of events going on in the region</li> <li>No visit is complete without a &ldquo;cheesy western all the way&rdquo; from Roanoke&rsquo;s iconic <a href="http://www.texastavern-inc.com">Texas Tavern</a>, open 24 hours (540.342.4825)</li> <li>Grab some picnic supplies and head to <a href="http://www.whiterockwines.com">White Rock Vineyards &amp; Winery</a> (540.890.3359)</li> <li>Visit the <a href="http://www.mmzoo.org">Mill Mountain Zoo</a> (540.343.3241)</li> <li>Go see a baseball game! View the <a href="http://www.salemsox.com">Salem Red Sox </a>schedule or by calling 540.389.3333</li> </ul>

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