Local News

New Raven’s Trail opens this week

The new entrance to the Raven's Roost Trail is located across the road from Sandy Beach Park. Photo/Brad Hunter

The new entrance to the Raven’s Roost Trail is located across the road from Sandy Beach Park. Photo/Brad Hunter

A new hiking and biking trail in Petersburg opened up July 1. It creates an additional half mile section of the Raven’s Trail which is a four mile hike leading up a mountain to the Raven’s Roost Cabin. The new section starts near Sandy Beach Park and connects to the old trail behind the airport runway.

The U.S. Forest Service has been coordinating the project. Brad Hunter runs the recreation branch of the Petersburg Ranger District and says the biggest difference between this new trail and the old one is the quality.

Recent News

Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg’s Independence Day celebration

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Petersburg is planning several days of fun events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Vendor and food booths are open Friday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on main street. The festivities kick off Thursday night, July 2nd at the Parks and Recreation community center. more

The Chautauqua Brings Spirit of Education to Petersburg

DSCN4828
If you went down to Sandy Beach park on Sunday afternoon you might have been in for a big surprise. Dozens of tents lie camouflaged in the canopy of trees. Dotted on the floor in between are juggling clubs, brass instruments and costumes of a kind of Victorian hue. This is Chautauqua land. more