Eastern Shore of Virginia

Rail Trail

Eastern Shore of Virginia Rail Trail Working Group

Volunteers support ESRT


MISSION:  The mission of the Eastern Shore Rail Trail Working Group (ESRT WG) is to promote and support the development of a regional, multi-use trail extending 49.1 miles along the historic Eastern Shore Railroad corridor that connects towns, encourages outdoor recreation and tourism, contributes to economic growth, and supports a healthier, more prosperous community.

WHO WE ARE:  The ESRT WG is an unincorporated coalition of public, private, and non-profit organizations based in Accomack and Northampton Counties on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. 

WHAT’S NEXT:   The first phase of the ESRT has been funded! Through a Community Project Funding request, the Accomack Northampton Transportation District Commission (ANTDC) was awarded funding for the construction of the first ESRT segment located in the Town of Cape Charles in Northampton County. This phase includes roughly 2.3 miles of 10’ wide paved path, one trailhead, a Park & Ride lot, and pedestrian access to cross Route 13. Stay tuned for updates!




WHAT YOU CAN DO:  Spread the word! The ESRT Working Group and Foundation is committed to exploring all options for development and management of the future trail, but we need your support! For information on how to Donate to ESRT Foundation.  For other ways you can contribute, complete our Volunteer Survey by clicking the link, email us at info@easternshorerailtrail.com and be sure to visit our Facebook Page to learn more about our group. 

Help us make the future Eastern Shore of Virginia Rail Trail become a reality!