Piney River is a very small, unincorporated place in Nelson County, Virginia, 113 miles east of the state’s capital Richmond. The closest vet clinics and animal hospitals are in Lovingston which is 11 miles northeast, and Amherst which is 10 miles south of Piney River.
The drawcard to the town is the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail, where your pup will have a great on-lead walk with you through Piney River and onwards along the 6.5-mile gravel multi-use trail. It is an out-and-back trail, so remember that however far you go – you still need to get back! There are makers at every quarter mile to help you gauge how far you have walked, and picnic places and swimming holes along the way as you walk along the river. At the Piney River trailhead, there is parking and a restroom, but you will need to bring your own water, clean up bags and any food you might like to enjoy along the way.
Though Piney River is small, do take some time to walk through town, check out the local shopping centre and explore the river and creek areas. It is a quiet area, perfect for a bit of R&R with your four-legged pal. You are both sure to have a relaxing time in this lovely little place.