Wade fishing is also extremely popular off the banks of Bisset Park near the Route 11 bridge that spans high above the New River. Whether its small mouth bass or giant muskie, the fish are almost always biting. In fact, Radford’s stretch of the New River has been the site of many state-record breaking catches in recent years.
Birding & Wildlife Trail
There are 3 stops on Virginia’s Birding and Wildlife Trail
that can also be found on Radford’s portion of the New River, including gaining unique views by boating, kayaking, or floating along the water.
Views of the New, along with all the wildlife that call it home, can be also enjoyed from the Riverway Trail that runs alongside the water for 1.7 miles of its course. T
he Riverway will also lead you into the densely-wooded Wildwood Park, where a stream known as Connelly’s Run trickles toward the New River. An extension of the Trail just for walkers and joggers also runs along the length of Bisset Park.
Regardless of the path you take, the constant sound of water and breathtaking changes of scenery offer a tranquil setting for walkers, joggers, and bikers alike.