ROANOKE, Va. – A group of volunteers is trying to raise money to improve the McAfee Knob trailhead.
The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club wants to raise about $200,000 to buy a 7-acre plot of land right next to the existing trailhead parking lot.
The goal is to expand parking and potentially add bathrooms.
VDOT construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Route 311 will eat up about 40% of the spots during that time.
That’s why the club’s president, Jim Beeson, said it’s time to act before it’s too late.
“It’s really a lost opportunity if we don’t take advantage of it,” said Beeson.
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