Trails are not established simply by walking along the same path all of the time. They require planning, thought, and labor.
Combined with an unusually warm winter, York River State Park's staff and volunteers have made great progress in getting the Taskinas Creek Trail ready to reopen this Saturday, May 26th, 2012!
Chief Ranger Brad Thomas and Volunteer Paul Leslie at work
Park Manager Russell Johnson and Chief Ranger Brad Thomas put their heads together to design what the re-routed trail would look like. Rangers Scott Pearson and Maurice Suggs were the hands on leaders of the the labor making adjustments whenever needed. Chris Meadows, Dave Nichols, and Daniel Turner worked hard to made the most of the good weather.
Daniel Turner, Scott Pearson, Mary Apperson, Dave Nichols
For the past two summers, we have had help from the Youth Conservation Corps. These young men and women did a lot of the dirty work in cutting the re-routes of the trail. Local volunteer groups came from the College of William & Mary's Student Services Department and Timberland Boots employees. They were very helpful in the removal of the old bridges. Park volunteers Paul & Donna Leslie put in many hours of work including trail clearance and repairing wooden structures.
Map of Taskinas Creek Trail
This is the big re-opening weekend for the Taskinas Creek Trail. We believe you will appreciate the series of interpretive signs as you visit the overlooks. A log will be kept on the trail where guest can leave us comments about their journey along the creek. We look forward to seeing you along the trail.
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park. Website here for more info on this beautiful park!