New Montebello Nature Trail Opens : 4.29.10

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Photos By Diana Garland : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Folks took an inaugural walk down the newly dedicated Montebello Nature Trail Wednesday afternoon. Click any photo to enlarge.
Photos By Diana Garland : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Folks took an inaugural walk down the newly dedicated Montebello Nature Trail Wednesday afternoon. Click any photo to enlarge.

Montebello
Nelson County, Virginia

After months delaying the grand opening due to weather, The Montebello Nature Trail was officially dedicated and opened Wednesday afternoon. It was to have originally opened back in November 2009.

Friends of the Montebello Fish Hatchery and reps from the Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries were on hand to officially open the trail.
Friends of the Montebello Fish Hatchery and reps from the Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries were on hand to officially open the trail.

This .4 mile trail is on hatchery property and has a diversity of native (& non-native) trees, wildflowers, ferns, birds & other wildlife. The trail is a cooperative effort between the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF) and Friends of the Montebello Fish Hatchery. The fish culture station has always been a popular site for appreciating nature. In 2005 it was designated as a birding site on the Jefferson Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. The Nature Trail will expand the opportunity to view wildlife and native trees and plants.

More than 250 volunteer hours were involved in construction of the trail.
More than 250 volunteer hours were involved in construction of the trail.

The Montebello Fish Hatchery is located at the intersection of Route 56 & 690 in Nelson County.
For further information call: 540 377-2418

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