It's Fit Dog Friday!
Fit Dog Friday is a blog hop hosted by my friends SlimDoggy, Peggy's Pet Place, and To Dog With Love. Check out our hosts and the other bloggers in the hop (see below) for ideas, tips and inspiration for getting and keeping your pups fit and healthy.
Today's Great Places to Walk post features one of our favorite local trails, the Manchester Floodwall Walk. This is one of the most scenic hikes in Richmond, featuring awesome views of the James River and city skyline. The heron rookery is nearby, so you can often see a bunch of great blue herons fishing on the rocks. From March 15 to October 15, there are ospreys fishing and flying overhead.
|The trail goes under the Manchester Bridge|
The floodwall walk is wide and level, and is an easy ~3 mile walk if you do the whole thing. Although there are no hills, there is a tall flight of stairs about halfway down the wall.
To get there: The floodwall parking lot is off of Semmes Avenue just before the entrance to the Manchester Bridge going North, but we prefer to park on the street behind the Suntrust buildings (take 12th Street off of Semmes to get there). From there, just follow the sidewalk to the footbridge over the railroad tracks, then take a left on the trail after the bridge. (If, instead of taking the left down the trail, you follow the trail straight for a short distance, there's a great view of the city from the top of Manchester Wall.) You can also park in the parking lot off of 14th Street just south of the 14th Street bridge, but that puts you kind of in the middle of the floodwall walk.
|I love hiking the Floodwall!|
Don't forget - today is the last day to enter my BarkWorld Ticket Giveaway! Winners of the BarkWorld ticket will be announced tomorrow!
I've got more fun giveaways coming up!
On Monday, I'll be giving away A YEAR'S SUPPLY of Doggie Walk Bags Dogbags for Scoop That Poop Day, so definitely stop by on Monday!