We’re not building a trail. We’re cultivating local economy.
The Virginia Oyster Trail is a visitor-directed experiential “journey of discovery” program featuring Virginia’s Oyster regions; with unique waterman/aqua-artisan sites, inviting community narratives and many hospitality, creative, culinary, cultural and activity points of interest to be found along the way. Fundamental to its visitor experience attributes, the program focuses on increasing awareness of the benefits Virginia Oysters have on local economies; with emphasis on community development, environmental stewardship,entrepreneurial growth, health attributes and the cultural integration of Virginia’s distinctive aquaculture way of life.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of these organizations and individuals, who, through their commitment to the Virginia Oyster Trail, are contributing to its success.
THE VIRGINIA OYSTER TRAIL MANAGEMENT TEAM
Guided by the Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) the Virginia Oyster Trail management team is a locally-representative, collaborative task force of potential stakeholders including local officials, economic development, tourism, private/public organizations as well as representatives from oyster-related businesses. Trail development is an important process. ACV’s well thought out approach has evolved through years of fostering community-managed artisan trails throughout the Commonwealth. This requires active local leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit.