The Roanoker - July/August 2019 - V18

TINKER
CREEK &
LANCERLOT
SPORT
COMPLEX

VINTON
BIKE SHARE

GET ACTIVE
IN VINTON

It's not just the Dogwood Festival and William
Byrd High sports these days. The recreation
opportunities in this little town are off the boards.

VINTON IS JUST OVER 8,000 PEOPLE living on
3.1 square miles of the Roanoke Valley, but the recreational opportunities of this small town are off the
scale. From the greenway and blueway to Explore
Park activities, plus community events, new horse
gaming salon and Firehouse Arcade and Skate
Center, the recreation scene keeps growing as
Vinton's town leadership continues to pump effort
into livability.
Vinton is a walkable community-which has become highly desirable among localities in the country and it is a short bike ride from downtown Roanoke where other recreational opportunities abound.
The new canoe launch near Precision Fabrics
Group off Third Street puts your boat into Tinker
Creek, which is just a short stroke from the Roanoke River, which will take you all the way to Ni-

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agra Dam in one direction or downtown Roanoke
in the other. It has become a popular float for families in the past two years and is paralleled by the
Roanoke Valley Greenway. That's an easy walk
wherever you want to go.
The Chamber and the town work together to
provide a wide variety of programs for nearly
every age group, with a special emphasis on the
Baby Boom population. That group is afforded a
wide variety of activities at the Charles Hill Senior Center. Entertainment ranges from tai-chi to
musical performance (jam sessions), line dancing,
canasta, chair yoga, dominoes, card games and
pot luck lunches.
Since the Farmer's Market and the community stage
were opened a few years ago, music has been a downtown staple in Vinton on Fridays and weekends.

TINKER CREEK AND LANCERLOT: JESSICA SORENSEN (BONE AND SOL PHOTOGRAPHY) / BIKESHARE: COURTESY OF RVTV

WRITTEN BY DAN SMITH



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