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Opening Day For Trails

  • Salem Depot North Bend Rail-Trail Salem, WV, 26426 United States (map)

Harrison Rail Trails (HRT) in partnership with North Bend Rails-to-Trails Foundation (NBRTF) & the City of Salem will be hosting their 2nd Annual Opening Day for Trails Event at the Salem Depot Park!
Come out and enjoy some Rail-Trail activities, educational presentations, and live music!

Event Schedule:
Prior to Event: 
 10 AM: Country Road Cyclists (CRC) will host their Bicycle Ride Series #2. They will ride east toward Flinderation Road and the Brandy Gap Tunnel for a round trip ride of ~15 miles. 
Meet in front of the Salem Depot at 10AM!

11AM: Event Starts.
Display booths & vending will be located under the Shelter to include: HRT, NBRTF, Historical Society of Harrison County, the Salem Farmers Market, West Virginia Herb Association, Enliven Chiropractic, food vending and more!

Walks & Family Bicycle Ride:
12:30-2:00 PM: Spring Discovery Herb Walk with Dave Hawkins of Mother Earth Foods in Parkersburg and WV Herb Association Member. Meet in front of the Depot.

1:15 PM: Family Bicycle Ride of ~2-4 miles heading west on the Rail-Trail toward the DQ, where you can stop and enjoy a cone on your ride back! Bike Ride held with Paul Elliott, Superintendent of North Bend Rail-Trail. Meet in front of the Depot.

On Stage:
11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Patricia Harris, President of the Doddridge County Historical Society, will present the fascinating Tale of the "Great Train Robbery of 1915"!

12:30-1:15 PM: WV Raptor Rehabilitation Center will present their live Raptors! Seeing these amazing birds up close is quite impressive and the show is always fun and engaging to attend!

1:30-3:00 PM: Live music from Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band! Bluegrass music at its finest is presented by this amazingly talented family!

We hope to see you there for some community and rail-trail fun!

From Route 50 Driving west from Clarksburg: Exit Downtown Salem, follow for 1.7 miles, Depot is on the Left.

Route 50 Driving East from Parkersburg. Exit Main Street at Salem. Follow 2.6 miles, Depot will be on your Right.

Parking is available at the Depot and along Main Street.