Center of the Universe

Start Point for Walk: Ashland Visitor Center located in the train station, 112 N. Railroad Ave, at the intersection of England St. and Railroad Ave.  Open daily 9-5. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Ph: 800-897-1471

Directions: Ashland is about 12 miles north of Richmond.  I-95 exit 92 to Rt 64 (England St.)  West into downtown Ashland. GPS: 37.759468,-77.481208

Description of walk: 5k or 10k

Route visits historic Ashland with its serene landscapes, historic architecture and trains that rumble through downtown following the main street.  Beautiful campus of Randolph-Macon College is on the route.  There is an “A” award for this event which is a 3″x5″ patch depicting a steam locomotive pulling out of the Ashland Train Station. Rated 1A (very small hills, mostly on pavement; suitable for wheelchairs and strollers).