Trail Grand Opening Details

The grand opening of the Virginia Capital Trail is fast approaching! Details about opening-weekend festivities will be posted here as they are available.

Join us in downtown Richmond for the official ribbon cutting of the entire Virginia Capital Trail.

When: Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:30 pm
Where: (NOTE NEW LOCATION) Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary St., Richmond, Virginia 23223
Keynote Speaker: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Parking is available in the museum lot. For those who prefer not to drive, new Uber customers can use promo code VIRCAPTRAIL for $20 off their first ride.

Immediately following the ribbon cutting, the Foundation is hosting a private reception to thank our loyal and generous supporters. We want to celebrate with you and hope you can come.

Quite a few local businesses along or near the trail are offering food and drink specials — including Capital Trail-themed cocktails! — on October 2. Stop by The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, Bottoms Up Pizza, Southern Railway Taphouse, and Casa Del Barco to celebrate before or after the ribbon cutting.

Get out and enjoy Virginia Capital Trail Day!

When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Where: Locations all along the Virginia Capital Trail

Some of the plans are still taking shape, but have a look below. Whether you walk, run, skateboard or ride a bike, trike, or unicycle, come out to the trail and enjoy any (or all) of the celebrations.

Richmond: Enjoy donuts, juice, and coffee as James River Park staff share information about tour opportunities and programs. The team from 3Sports will also be on site providing bicycle safety checks and giveaways. Great Shiplock Park, 2803 Dock Street, 9 to 11 am — CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Henrico County: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Four-Mile Creek Trailhead, On Route 5, east of I-295 interchange, 10 am — CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Charles City County: Family Farm Fest, Root 5 Family Farms Greenhouse, 7400 John Tyler Memorial Highway (4 miles west of Charles City Courthouse), 10 am to 5 pm
Cul’s Courthouse Grille (10801 Courthouse Road, Charles City) will be offering its famous brownies beginning at 2 pm.

James City County: Ribbon-Cutting for the Larry Skalak memorial, just west of the entrance to Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Williamsburg, 9:30 am



The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. The Trail traverses approximately 52 miles, four jurisdictions, and more than 400 years of history along one of the first inland routes in North America.

View the Trail route and plan your visit.