One our most favorite places to ride, The High Bridge Trail is located 1.5 hours north of the lake. The trail is a rail-to-trail project 31 miles long with a crushed limestone surface. We like to park in downtown Farmville VA and ride out towards the bridge - a massive half mile long trestle 160 feet above the Appomattox River that offers spectacular views up & down the river valley. Note there is a fee to park at most lots.More info:
There are many trailheads along the High Bridge Trail - Farmville trailhead is located here: https://goo.gl/maps/jYt1Mpo8uxvLc3UY9Note: High Bridge Trail is currently OPEN however facilities (bathrooms) are closed through June 10 due to COVID-19.