Tobacco Heritage Trail: La Crosse to Brodnax

Important Notices

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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 at the LaCrosse Trailhead is shared with Va. Quilting.
  • Restrooms located 500 ft from trail, at La Crosse Hotel.


La Crosse Trailhead

  • Physical Address: 115 S Main St, La Crosse, VA 23950
  • THT Milepost: 18.60

Brodnax Trailhead

  • Physical Address: 1950 Regional Airport Rd, Brodnax, VA 23920

Location & Directions

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Site Information

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


  • Bike Trails
  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Restrooms