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Wilderness Road State Park (WR)

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Wilderness Road offers picnicking, hiking, and nature and living history programs. Visitors can enjoy the visitor center, home to a theater showing an award-winning docudrama, "Wilderness Road, Spirit of a Nation." The center also has a frontier museum and a gift shop with unique regional gifts. The park features the reconstructed Martin's Station, an outdoor living history museum depicting life on Virginia's 1775 frontier. Guests also enjoy the park's picnic shelters, 100-seat amphitheater, nature play-scape, ADA-certified playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride on the 8.5-mile Wilderness Road Trail linking the park with more than 50 miles of trails in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The 1870s era mansion is available for weddings and meetings. It has a solarium that's perfect for showers, birthdays and other special functions. The park's visitor center theater and amphitheater also are available for group functions.

8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA 24248

Latitude: 36.633168, Longitude: -83.527348

Heart of Appalachia

Easter at Karlan, April. Raid at Martin's Station, May. Community Appreciation Day, Sept. Wilderness Road Heritage Festival, Martin's Station Fall Encampment, and Pumpkins in the Park, October. Christmas Past and Present