- Walking Tour
- Smithfield Ham
- Battle of Smithfield
- Nike Missile Site
- Historic Resources
A Bike-Friendly Community
Smithfield & Isle of Wight County are favorite "cycler-friendly" destinations. We offer miles of riding on country roads of mostly flat and rolling terrain with access to historic venues. The route maps listed below will help you plan a trip appropriate for you or your family's needs.
A bike stand and courtesy locks are available at the Visitor Center.
Download "Smithfield Backroads Bike Tour" Route (Red Route)
Approximately 11 mile loop that starts and ends at Smithfield Center.
Special "thanks" to Harry Burns, Pat Wirth and the "Beacons of Hope" Relay for Life Team for providing these route maps.
Upcoming Biking Events
Held each April, this beautiful bike ride begins in Smithfield and will take riders through the back roads of Isle of Wight and Surry Counties to historic sites. Cap it off with a lunch with friends in Historic Downtown Smithfield and a visit to the Arts Center @ 319. Three circuits to suit all riders of all ages and abilities. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, so remember family and friends lost to cancer and fight back by "Biking for a Cure!"
For further information call (757) 869-9192.
Park & Trails
Located just outside Smithfield off of Route 32
13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton
This park features a 2.5 mile wooded mountain bike trail as well as softball and soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, a fishing pier, nature trails, skate park, playground, senior center, recreation hall and multi-purpose room.
310 Jericho Road, Downtown Smithfield
Although bikes are not permitted on the walking trails in Windsor Castle Park, there is a challenging mountain bike path in the park. The entrance to the trail is beside the dog park.
Park to Park Trail
The Town of Smithfield and Isle of Wight County are in the process of building and financing the bike/pedestrian Park to Park Trail. This 5 mile off road path will connect the new Windsor Castle Park with Nike District Park. This will serve to connect more than 10 miles of trails, through communities/neighborhoods, shopping facilities and Smithfield’s Historic Downtown District.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight County are proud to have been selected as part of the East Coast Greenway (ECG), a trail system linking 3,000 miles of bike/pedestrian trails across sixteen states. The ECG has included the county in its trail connecting the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktown) with the Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. Maps of the ECG’s Virginia Trail will be published this spring and Smithfield is currently working on establishing its “trail town” status as one of the bike-friendly towns along the route.
Nike Park to Fort Boykin & Return Bike Route
A map of the route is available at the visitor center.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:
Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism
Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator
Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager
Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator
Cheryl Ketcham , Farmer's Market Manager