Friends of the Huckleberry Inc

A nonprofit organization

$14,800 Raised

59% complete

$25,000 Goal

During the pandemic, people engaged in outdoor recreation in record numbers, and communities realized the public health and quality of life benefits of multipurpose trails. Friends of the Huckleberry is busy working with other regional non-profits exploring opportunities to expand the Huckleberry Trail. Your donation will help fund land and right-of-way acquisition and design and construction of new trails as well as provide information about the trail and user resources for people to explore the trail. 

Funding Priorities for 2021

  • New Trail Construction: During the pandemic, people engaged in outdoor recreation in record numbers, and communities realized the public health and quality of life benefits of multipurpose trails. We're busy working with other regional non-profits exploring opportunities to expand the Huckleberry Trail. Your donation will help fund land and right-of-way acquisition and design and construction of new trails. 
  • Mileage Markers: To help track the distance you've traveled along the trails, we will be adding mileage markers to Huckleberry North and South segments in late August 2021. If you're interested in seeing your logo on one of the markers, we still have sponsorship opportunities. Email us at director@huckleberrytrail.org to get more information.
  • Maps: A good trail map is essential for trip planning and navigation, and in 2021, we partnered with Pisgah Map Co. to produce a rugged waterproof, tear-resistant paper map of the Huckleberry Trail. The map shows the 15-mile paved Huckleberry Trail as well as other paved and natural surface trails connected to the Huckleberry, including Poverty Creek Trail System, Gateway Trail, McDonald Hollow Trail System and the Coal Mining Heritage Trail. In total, the trail network includes 60+ miles of trail. The map is now available for $10 at Bike Barn, Blacksburg Books, East Coasters (Blacksburg & Roanoke), Rising Silo Brewery, and RunAbout Sports. 

                   

The Huckleberry Trail

The Huckleberry Trail is a paved trail system that extends almost 15 miles, through rolling terrain and passing through Blacksburg, Virginia Tech, Montgomery County and Christiansburg. The trail offers a way for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other users to reach a number of recreational, cultural and community attractions in the area.  The Huckleberry Trail is connected to other paved and natural surface trails like the Coal Mining Heritage Park, McDonald Hollow Trail Network, Gateway Trail, Poverty Creek Trail System as well as other local systems. The connected paved and natural surface trail system extends over 60 miles in length. 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Friends of the Huckleberry Inc

Tax id (EIN)

54-1596461

Categories

Environment Community Sports

Address

PO BOX 10414
BLACKSBURG, VA 24062

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