After leaving Georgia, I needed to slowly make my way to Michigan. I knew I wanted to stop in Indiana for a short time, but I wasn’t really sure what else I wanted to do. With a little research I found a few places in Ohio that I wanted to visit. But before that I needed a stop and had seen that the NorthEast Lazy Daze group was holding a get together in Galax, VA. My timing wasn’t very good as I was there about 2 weeks before they were. But it gave me an idea of a place to visit the last few days of April and the first few days of May.
It rained a good bit while there, so I didn’t do too much. But one grey and rainy day, I headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was only a mile or so from my campground. Below was taken just before I got on the parkway.
I did a little bit of walking, but most trails were muddy. I stopped for a while at Mabry Mills and walked some there as much of it was paved and the sun tried to come out!
The most fun I had was enjoying the New River Trail State Park. This is an interesting park. It is really a rails to trail trail, but it is a state park also. I walked 4 miles one day and biked about 20 miles another day. The spur trail from Galax is not really the New River, but is a huge creek that leads to the river.
Above is my 10 mile turn around point. I got off my bike to rest my “bikers butt” and was happy to see some Bloodroot blooming.
From Galax, I headed to Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio. It’s a place I loved and took a lot of pictures so it may take me a while to go through all my pictures!!