The St. Paul Main Street organization will offer another coal heritage bus tour on August 6. Travelers will hear stories of life in the coalfields and see fascinating rock formations and beautiful native plants.
The tour begins and ends at the gate of A.R. Matthews Park in St. Paul, VA. The bus will load at 8:45 AM and leave at 9:00 AM. The cost per person is $35.00 and includes lunch. For detailed information, visit the Main Street website at www.stpaulmainstreet.org.
The bus tour begins with a downtown tour of St. Paul, with stops along the Clinch River and at the Wetlands Estonoa Center. Other stops include the Coal Miners' Memorial in Clinchco and the Coal and Railroad Museum in Dante. In the Town of Haysi travelers will take a walk along the junction of Russell Fork and McClure Rivers and Prater Creek, and learn about adventure opportunities. The August tour will feature a quilt display at a stop in Trammel.
The final stop will be the Breaks Interstate Park, nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the South.” In the Park, guests will have lunch and a guided tour of the park.
The inaugural bus tour took place as part of the Clinch River Days festival in June. During our third scheduled tour in October, featured events at the Breaks Interstate Park stop will include apple butter and molasses making, as well as music and crafts.
These tours are not handicapped-accessible.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-395-0685.