DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Salt Trail
August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.
The Salt Trail is an 8.7 mile multi-use trail connecting the towns of Glade Spring and Saltville. The trail follows a former rail bed except for a small portion near Plasterco, where it enters the highway.
Directions: In downtown Saltville, the trail begins at the stage on Palmer Ave.
From Glade Spring: From I-81 exit 29, turn on Hwy 91 towards Glade Spring. Bear left onto Maple Street. Cross the double railroad tracks and turn right onto Old Mill Road. After crossing another set of railroad tracks, the parking area is about a half mile on the left. https://goo.gl/LkD491
Other Day in Saltville Activities:
Discovering Ice Age Animals of the Saltville Valley
Saltville Salt: Two Centuries of U.S. Military Importance
Tour of Saltville
Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool
Stoney Point Railroad
Big Tumbling Creek
Museum of Middle Appalachians
A Walk in the Well Fields