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Capitol Street (left) has come to be shaded by trees planted more than 20
years ago. The Capitol Market (right) is worth the mile add-on to the walk.

ates new tastes such as sticky bun, egg nog and almond
joy symphony. One of my earliest memories is my parents letting me answer the siren call of the aroma of
fresh-roasted peanuts wafting from the Peanut Shoppe.
Established in 1950, it's still making memories.
Two blocks northward are fresh-baked breads, pastries and cookies from the Charleston Bread Company,
while it's a bit farther to the Capitol Market, whose West
Virginia-based vendors offer commodities grown and
produced in the state. (Going all the way to the market
adds about a mile to the walk.)
Enhancing all of these attractions are the trees that
were planted more than 20 years ago on Capitol Street.
Their now-spreading branches and lush foliage cover
the sidewalks and roadway in a deep shade that gives
the city center a tranquility unusual in cities this size.
The final part of the westward walk by the river is
sandwiched in by two small parks. Next to downtown,
Haddad Park has a 2,500-seat amphitheater where concerts are given every Friday during the summer months.
Before turning around, I take a short rest break on Magic
Island, a five-acre park at water level sitting beside the
confluence of the Kanawha and Elk Rivers. 

The GOOD WALK

WHEN YOU GO
The Walk: An easy three-mile (six-mile roundtrip) walk along
Charleston, West Virginia's Kanawha River from the 35th
Street Bridge to the Elk River. Optional side trips add a little
over a mile. It's also your option to make the outing as long or
as short as you wish.
Getting There: Driving eastbound, take I-64 Exit 99, turn
left onto Greenbrier Street, go five blocks turn left onto
Kanawha Boulevard, make a left onto California Avenue,
turn right onto Washington Street and follow it to where it
ends at Kanawha Boulevard and street side parking. If you
are doing a car shuttle for a one-way hike, drive the second
car westward on the boulevard for three miles, cross Elk River
and park at Magic Island.

WELCOME TO

Bedford, Virginia

Beauty
in the Blue Ridge
There's LOTS to do and LOTS to see IN and AROUND

Amherst County,VA
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to the heroes who stormed the beaches
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017

Features
Festival Guide 2017
Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
Wytheville Loves Edith
Barry Glick, Garden Guy
Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
Cheese!
Departments
From the Editor
Contributors
Mill Creek Stories
Worth a Click
Creature Feature
The Good Walk
Mountain Report
Country Roads
Singing in the Garden
Festivals & Events
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Contributors
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 12
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 14
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - The Good Walk
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festival Guide 2017
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 27
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 42
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Wytheville Loves Edith
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Barry Glick, Garden Guy
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cheese!
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Singing in the Garden
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 63
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