Shenandoah Rail Trail Welcomes Senator Kaine

Senator Tim Kaine returned to the Shenandoah Valley on September 22 to meet with local elected officials and business owners to hear about the progress made toward turning the 48.5-mile corridor into a trail. After listening to the group in Front Royal, Senator Kaine said, “The more model trails are up and running, the more small towns can see the benefits and want to get on board,” emphasizing the importance of demonstrating how successful rail trails can be for small businesses and Valley communities.

The Rail Trail Partnership also launched a new website ( with an interactive map, opportunities to donate to the Friends of the Shenandoah Rail Trail non-profit, and a sign-up for news updates. Rail Trail social media channels on Facebook and Instagram now showcase upcoming events and videos demonstrating the transformative power of rail trails to small communities like the nine towns along this corridor.