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Friends of Ecusta Trail leader shares good news on project progress

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Eleven years ago, when the Friends of Ecusta Trail approached the city of Hendersonville to fund a feasibility study for the trail. Mayor Barbara Volk was interested but said the city didn't have the $40,000 needed to pay for a study. Thirteen days later, the Friends had raised the money. A year after that, the completed study found the Ecusta Trail was feasible and would result in health and recreation benefits.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Friends of Ecusta Trail

Edneyville Life

Greenway plan envisions 71-mile network of trails

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Henderson County has been talking formally and informally about greenways since the early 1990s and even had a greenway commission that adopted a map depicting 200 miles of bike and walking trails.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Friends of Ecusta Trail | Oklawaha Greenway | John Mitchell | greenways | Chris Burns

Hendersonville Life

Labor Day Tour d'Apple features 100-mile bicycle ride

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Visitors to the 67th North Carolina Apple Festival can enjoy a bicycle ride along with the rest of the activities. A long bicycle ride.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival | Ecusta Trail | Friends of Ecusta Trail | Tour d'Apple | bicycling

Henderson County Business

Ecusta Trail friends point to Upstate trail success

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The Friends of the Ecusta Trail hosted local officials at an event on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest last Saturday. The goal was to encourage officials to experience a converted rail trail, see first hand the impacts the trail has made on the community and envision the potential for the Ecusta Trail, the Ecusta trail organization said in a news release.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Friends of Ecusta Trail | rail to trail