- Catch the Spirit
- Get Teed-Off in Marion County
- The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music
- Girlfriends Getaway
- Tackle the Waters of Marion County
- Follow the History Trail
- For The Kids or Kid-at-Heart
- Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin…
- Take a Walk on the Wild Side
- Holiday Heritage Tour
- Have a Sweet Time in Marion County
- Rally the Troops and Come to Marion County
Sample Itinerary #6
Follow the History Trail
Pair your love of the outdoors with a ride back in time. Stop by the Prickett’s Fort www.prickettsfort.org visitor center to rent a bike (includes helmet and bike lock), or bring your own. As you tour Prickett’s Fort, a re-creation of the original Prickett’s Fort of 1774, which served as refuge from Native American war parties on the western frontier of Colonial Virginia, be sure to witness the blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, potters, gun smiths and other traditional artisans hard at work. Then bike along the Mon River Trail South, crossing to the Deckers Creek Trail to enjoy a 38 mile bike ride to Arthurdale www.arthurdaleheritage.org, the Nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Founded in 1934, Arthurdale was created to give displaced coal miners a chance for a new life. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was the empathetic force behind the project. FDR made his only graduation address as President at Arthurdale in 1938. After returning to Prickett’s Fort, wonder down to the 400 seat amphitheater for a free outdoor concert.
Prickett’s Fort is open mid-April through the end of October; Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday: noon to 4:30 pm. Arthurdale Heritage is open weekdays year ‘round: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturdays: noon to 5:00 pm and Sundays: 2:00 – 5:00 pm.