The Rivers

The Rivers (HM1QZN)

Location: Amherst, VA 24521 Amherst County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.974', W 78° 59.001'

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The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

The Tye and Piney Rivers provide recreation, wildlife habitat, and scenic value to this region of Central Virginia. Fishing, camping, canoeing, and kayaking are all popular activities.

Both rivers begin in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flow eastward. The Piney River (16.5 miles long) is a tributary of the Tye River (35 miles long), which empties into the James River. The rivers form a portion of the boundary between Nelson and Amherst Counties.

The rivers host a wide array of plants and animals, including several threatened and endangered species. Songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and falcons, bats, fox, river otter, beaver, snakes, trout, bass, and several types of butterflies are just some animals that make their homes along the Tye and Piney Rivers. Native plants can also be found along the river banks and include Hemlock, Yellow Birch, Eastern Rough Sedge, and Sharp-toothed Nodding Aster.

Eastern Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteneus cinereoargenteneus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Sharp Toothed Nodding Aster Oclemena nemoralis
James River Spinymussel Pleurobema collina
Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia idalia
Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata
Placed ByVirginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail
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Date Added Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 677825 N 4172546
Decimal Degrees37.68290000, -78.98335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.974', W 78° 59.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 58.44" N, 78° 59' 0.0599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail, Amherst VA 24521, US
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