Areas Along Bellville Biking Trails
Bellville, a “Norman Rockwell” like village with tree lined streets and a beautiful 1878 Victorian Bellville Bandstand in the center of town, is perfect for exploring by bike or foot. Exit the trail at the Bellville Depot which houses public restrooms, water and shelter. Bike racks are provided at the Depot, west of the blue bridge and near Main Street businesses. You will pass some notable landmarks like the old railroad truss bridge in Bellville, and a Civil War-era feed mill that is now Elzy Milling and Trade. While the Clear Fork River meanders at your side, the trail takes you right to Bellville’s picturesque main street, lined with local shops and eateries. Bellville locals are all about their hometown eats; you’ll find them grabbing coffee & pizza at Brumby’s or hopping off the trail for an Italian feast at Fast Eddie’s. V&M Family Restaurant is a Main Street staple that is ready and waiting to serve locals and hungry trail travelers diner fare that won’t hurt your wallet. If you continue down Main Street, the wide welcoming windows and beautifully carved front door of Wishmaker House Winery & Wine Bar will entice you inside for a more upscale-casual lunch or dinner with house-made wine and towering cheesecakes. Eat outside on the garden patio and watch as small-town life passes by.
Before you head back to the trail, the quiet, tree-lined streets of Bellville will ignite the sense of exploration that made you love bike rides as a kid. Discover stately, Victorian homes or ride up to Bellville Cemetery for a peaceful walk to discover historic headstones.
Where can I stay the night along the trail? If you’re longing to pause your trip in the quiet, small-town atmosphere of Bellville, Wishmaker House Bed & Breakfast is a great place to stay. Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Clear Fork Valley and boasting views of the village square, Wishmaker House offers peaceful overnight accommodations.