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Luray’s Downtown Park

The award-winning Luray-Hawksbill Greenway…

flows throughout the scenic Hawksbill Creek and through the center of historic Luray.

This multi-use path invites visitors to enjoy a unique and urban green space combining the abundant beauty in the Shenandoah Valley with a lush habitat for all forms of wildlife.  While exploring, users are only steps away from historic landmarks, restaurants, outdoor murals, antique shops, several museums, and the restored train depot. If you are looking for other forms of entertainment, the Ruffner Plaza on the Greenway is the center of many music festivals and other local activities.

Around one end of the Greenway is a 16-acre riparian buffer where rock structures deepen and cool the stream, providing a better habitat for game fish. Anglers enjoy fly fishing in Hawksbill Creek, which is home to many of the Shenandoah’s 37 fish species including game fish such as Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Bluegill. The Greenway is also part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and full of a variety of species as well. Be on the lookout for the Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Belted Kingfisher, and Downy Woodpecker.

The two mile, 10-foot-wide trail is paved for easy walking and biking.  Five individual sections are identified by color: orange, blue, white, red & green. There are six parking areas, restrooms and drinking fountains along with 24 trailside benches and numerous picnic tables along the handicap accessible trail.  For additional information, visit: https://hawksbillgreenway.org/