Users of the Greenbrier River Trail can now enjoy new facilities, all while enjoying West Virginia’s natural beauty. A group of volunteers constructed shelters along the river trail. Two shelters have been built at mile 28.5 and 9.5.
Volunteer with the Greenbrier River Trail Association, Dave McCutcheon, explained the purpose is to give people a place to rest or camp, and most importantly, for safety.
“We do have storms along the river area, lightning, thunder, that type of thing. To have a place to get out of the weather if you need to, could potentially be a life-saver,” McCutcheon said.
The shelters are built by private donations. The goal of the volunteers is to build shelters every eight to ten miles of the 78 mile trail.