The Basics for Saturday: food, water and restrooms + gathering places
Today’s Gathering Place is Shelter 1 & 2 in Chippokes Plantation State Park.
Restrooms and Water: Public restrooms and a water fountain are located in the Sheriff’s Office on the backside of the Courthouse building on School Street - first right after turning onto Rolfe Highway.
- Just for Kicks Cupcakes & More – (the more means “ice cream”) is on the left before you make the short loop around downtown and head back to CPSP. They also have to-go sandwiches. Opens at 10 am.
- Anne’s Pizza & Italian is located at 128 Colonial Trail East (on the right after you turn off Rolfe Hwy and before you turn right on Bank Street). Opens at 11am.
- Meats of Virginia is located at 11381 Rolfe Hwy (turn left onto Rolfe Hwy after you pass the Government Center - it’s about ¼ mile up on your right). Opens at 10am.
On the way to and from Smithfield:
Bacon’s Castle Market - 4.8 miles into the route is at the intersection of Route 10 and White Marsh Road. You will come to this intersection on both your outbound and inbound routes.
Restrooms & Water are located in the Visitor Center. You are welcome to “hang out” there as well. If you want to stretch your legs before cycling more, pick up a Walking Tour map at the front desk.
Smithfield Gourmet Cafe & Bakery - serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Menu has such mainstays as the Main Street Monte Cristo, The Bakery Burger, the Piggly Wiggly and the Windsor Castle. It is not only a favorite among local cyclists, but often the destination on a Surry County ride. www.smithfieldgourmetbakery.com
Smithfield Ice Cream - old-fashioned counter & booth setup serving traditional ice cream & deli-style sandwiches. www.smithfield-ice-cream-business.site
Yummaries Bakery - take out only www.yummaries.com
Taste of Smithfield -serves fresh authentic, signature dishes unique to Smithfield. www.tasteofsmithfield.com
Wharf Hill Brewing Company - relaxed brewpub serving food, craft beers, wine & spirits in historical digs. www.wharfhillbrewing.com
The Restaurant at Smithfield Station - an award-winning restaurant with an extensive menu of fresh seafood, Smithfield ham and an ever popular Sunday Breakfast buffet. Dine on the deck overlooking the marina. www.smithfieldstation.com