this trail and be prepared for surprises. Contrasts are
everywhere. You’ll find examples of delicate beauty and
Whose strong hands created
these intriguing porcelain pots? What
level of aggravation brought about these effective—and very
You’ll see something as refined
as a rare example of neo-classical wall coverings,
or as sturdy as a locally, hand—wrought butcher’s hook. You’ll
delight to the voices of a musical ringing out near a lush
Within the same day, you can
look down from a mountain cliff and paddle around moss-covered
cypress trees in an old millpond. You can even run a
rapids—and it’s not at the mountain.
In a single 19th
century landmark you’ll find both the graceful curve and
enduring strength of the Roanoke Canal’s stone archway. A
colorful Native American basket illustrates the marriage of
beauty to perfect functionality.
Something as small as a peanut
can cause a whole town to celebrate and a watermelon seed can
inspire an Olympic-worthy spitting competition!
Plan your trip to the
Music, Millponds and Mousetraps trail, today! Use any of
three aids to trip planning: trail towns list from the drop
down box at upper right, Trail Overview at right, or click on
the map at right. See you there!