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 10am to 4pm. 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).