Hawksbill Greenway: Walkin' the Pooch

Luray - Hawksbill Greenway

The award-winning Luray-Hawksbill Greenway invites users to enjoy the abundant beauty and wildlife of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in a unique urban setting. This multi-use path meanders along scenic Hawksbill Creek through the center of historic Luray, Virginia.Less than a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Luray is the central entry point to Shenandoah National Park and its scenic Skyline Drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains. This popular tourist destination also is home to Luray Caverns, a U.S. National Landmark and Eastern America’s largest cave.

The Luray-Hawksbill Greenway combines a lush habitat for birds, butterflies, trout and other wildlife with urban amenities including:
  • A two mile, 10-foot-wide, paved walking and biking trail that is handicapped accessible
  • Six convenient parking areas
  • Two modern Restrooms
  • Four drinking fountains
  • More than 24 trail-side benches
  • Eight picnic tables
While on the trail, users are only steps away from Luray’s vibrant downtown area – with its historic homes, restaurants, Farmers’ Market, shops, hotels, museums and restored train depot – or its quaint residential neighborhoods.

LURAY, Virginia - November 12, 2018 - When Caroline, Penny and I were out and about shopping and exploring today when came upon this local jewel, nicknamed Luray's 'New Front Porch'. It is a combination biking and walking path that includes a small river, and bird sanctuary(we saw a great blue heron!) that here in Virginia is a called a creek. Another awesome outing on our trip west!