Coal Heritage Trail

Stretching more than 300 miles in the farthest reaches of southwestern VIRGINIA lies the Virginia Coal Heritage Trail, a Virginia Scenic Byway.  Winding through mountains and valleys, twisting through coal camps and reclaimed mining lands, meandering through rural and industrial communities, the Trail is a true cultural heritage EXPERIENCE.  A unique way of life developed through migration, coal camp living, cultural adversity and poor economic conditions.  Coal mining has provided sustainability for generations in the coalfield counties of Tazewell, Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Lee, Scott and Wise and the City of Norton.