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Tobacco Heritage Trail: La Crosse to Brodnax

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDWR encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail for any COVID-19 policies or closures. This information is typically posted on a site's own website. Remember to maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


The Tobacco Heritage Trail from the La Crosse Trailhead to the Brodnax Trailhead is approximately 3.3 miles and provides a smooth easy walk along the old Norfolk and Western railroad bed. The trail traverse a variety of habitat types that provide an excellent opportunity to see warblers, vireos, nuthatches, and a host of other resident and migrants as they move through in the spring and fall. One of the more exciting features is the riparian and wetland habitats that are associated with Little Genito Creek. Keep an eye out for Great Blue and Green Herons, as well as Osprey, Bald Eagle, mallards, wood ducks, common yellow throat, and Prothonotary warblers.


  • Parking lot is shared with Va. Quilting.
  • Restrooms located 500 ft from trail, at La Crosse Hotel.


Physical Address: 115 S Main St, La Crosse, VA 23950

Tobacco Heritage Trail Milepost (La Crosse Trailhead): 18.60

From the Previous Site on the Christanna Loop of the VBWT:

From Lake Gordon, return briefly on Rt. 799 to Union Level Road. Turn left and go 0.5 miles to US 1. Turn left (southeast) on US 1/N. Mecklenburg Avenue and follow it 4.6 miles to US 58/E. Atlantic Street, continue 1.2 miles to I-85. Go north on I-85 to exit 12A at South Hill. Merge onto US-58 E (E Atlantic St) 1.8 miles toward La Crosse, Turn right onto N Main St, Destination will be on the right in 0.4 miles, near an old caboose that is on display.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Southside Planning District Commission: 434-447-7101, tht@southsidepdc.org
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset


  • Bike Trails
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Parking
  • Restrooms