As a part of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, Friends of the Valdese Rec, with the support of the Valdese Parks and Recreation Department, hosted an event to get people out exploring the trails of Valdese Lakeside Park.
During the 2.5 hour event, the 70 participants could choose to do one or more of the following:
- a 4 mile trail run
- trails hikes (1-4 miles), participant chose – what to see and how far
- bike the trails with an orienteering event – find 9 markers (about 3.5 miles)
- learn the basics of disc golf and learn to throw from Foothills Disc Golf
- learn about the school mountain bike team located in the county
- just hang out
To enable you to explore the park on your own, FVR has posted signs and infoboxes with maps at the 2 entrances off Lake Rhodhiss Drive. We are cutting the grass once you get into the property at some key areas and are keeping the trails clear.