Welcome to the website of the
Friends of
High Bridge Trail State Park
The Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park is a group of hands-on volunteers dedicated to preserving the park and supporting its mission to conserve the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of the park as well as to provide a variety of recreational and educational opportunities and to promote environmental stewardship.  
This website provides information for and about the Friends group, and the many projects that we support to benefit the park.

Now Available ... 
New High Bridge Jigsaw Puzzle!

Craig Mills, of the Friends Group, has created a beautiful new jigsaw puzzle featuring an aerial photograph (taken by Magi Van Eps) of High Bridge.  The puzzle is 285 interlocking pieces and measures 16 1/2 inches by 12 inches when completed. Each puzzle comes in a custom-designed gift box.  A picture of the puzzle box and the completed puzzle is shown at left ... but the photo, due to the difficulty of photographing the high-gloss puzzle pieces, doesn't do the puzzle justice.  This is a beautiful puzzle and you really need to see it in person!

The puzzle is currently available at the following locations:
-  Sleeping Bee (301 North Main Street, Farmville, VA)
-  Heartland Regional Visitors Center (121 East Third Street , Farmville, VA)
-  High Bridge Trail State Park Souvenir Trailer (typically at the River Road or Camp Paradise parking areas) 

Puzzles are $15 each, and all proceeds go to the Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park to benefit the State Park.  

Consider Becoming A "Friend"!  
Do you enjoy High Bridge Trail State Park?  Consider becoming a member of the Friends group!  
Check out our About Us web page for more information.  
To understand more about our various activities, you're welcomed to join us at one of our Meetings 
... we're a great group and have lots of fun supporting the Park.

Now in its 2nd printing... The Perfect Gift from and about Virginia!
High Bridge: "The End of our Fifteen Months' Labor"
Exciting Book from the Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park
  • The story of building the Norfolk & Western steel viaduct near Farmvil
    le, Virginia
  • Featuring historical images created by Willis Vail, Resident Engineer, 1913-1914
  • Edited and annotated by Bob Flippen and Dr. Richard McClintock
Check out our High Bridge Book web page for additional information about this exciting book!

New on our website . . .

  • The next meeting of the Friends group is October 27, 2016.   Our 2016 Meeting Schedule is now available on our Meetings web page.  All members and interested guests/visitors are encouraged to attend.
  • Check out the exciting Summer activities on our Calendar of Events web page.  And while you're on the web page, be sure to check out the new pics of this year's Raven Chicks!
  • Don't forget - the Friends group is now on Facebook!  Check us out!
(Website updated: 7/29/16)