The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park

Wilderness Road Trail
Ewing, VA 24248


Wilderness Road State Park offers interpretive and educational programs throughout the year, highlighted by the annual Raid at Martin's Station, Heritage Festival, Candlelight Ghost Tour, Mystery Dinner Theatre and Pumpkins in the Park. The Raid gives visitors a glimpse into the 1775 Virginia Frontier and re-creates a typical Indian raid on a frontier outpost. The Heritage Festival celebrates the Appalachian and Frontier heritage of the thousands of men, women and children that helped shape this region. The Ghost Tour offers visitors a unique look at the area's history through stories based on actual people and events. The Mystery Dinner Theatre provides a three-course meal while dinner guests attempt to solve the mystery as the play develops all around them. Pumpkins in the Park features the Haunted Trail Hayride, a 30-minute journey along a wooded trail with local folklore brought to life in frightening live action scenes.

Other ammentities include picnic shelters, 100-seat amphitheater, nature playscape, ADA-certified playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride on the 8.5-mile Wilderness Road Trail or get closer with nature on the .77 mile Indian Ridge Trail. The 1870s era Karlan Mansion, amphitheater, visitor center theatre and Surber Cabin are available for weddings, meetings and other group functions.

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