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Asheville Life

Study takes a look at possible Oklawaha Greenway extensions

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Wetlands, sewer easements, parkland and other property that could not be used for homes or businesses are among the potential paths for 15 miles of new greenway in Henderson County, a new study says.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Oklawaha Greenway | greenways | bicycling | Greenway Master Plan

Henderson County News

Mills River celebrates new Track Trail geared to kids

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Mills River will hold a grand opening for its new Track Trail from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mills River Town Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | greenways | walking trails

Henderson County News

Bicycle fundraiser announced for Mills River greenway

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Cyclists of all ability levels are invited to enjoy a ride through the beautiful Mills River and Etowah countryside on Saturday, July 20.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling | Mills River Valley Trail

Henderson County News

County seeks grant to move flooded trail to higher ground

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The “duck pond” that inundates the Jackson Park segment of the Oklawaha Greenway could be fixed if the state approves a parks and recreation grant for a realignment.
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Tags: parks and recreation | greenways | Mud Creek

Henderson County News

Carolina Village comes out strong for Clear Creek Greenway

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The graying of the greenway movement was on display Tuesday afternoon when a crowd of senior citizens turned out to ask questions and mostly express support for the proposed Clear Creek Greenway, a three-quarter mile walking trail and bike path that would connect Carolina Village and Berkeley Mills Park.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | Greenway Master Plan | Carolina Village

Henderson County Life

City invites public input on Clear Creek Greenway Tuesday

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The city of Hendersonville is hosting a public input meeting on the proposed Clear Creek Greenway from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the City Operations Center, 305 Williams Street.   Read Story »

Tags: Oklawaha Greenway | greenways | Clear Creek Greenway | Greenway Master Plan

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | Judicial District 29B | Kim Gasperson-Justice

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'A dream come true': Commissioners unanimously endorse greenway plan

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One county commissioner called the potential for countywide greenways "a dream come true" to enhance quality of life and serve children. Another marveled at the broad support across business, education and recreation. A third described a countywide greenway network as potentially as important a development as Jackson Park and Blue Ridge Community College.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways

Henderson County News

City eyes grant application for Clear Creek greenway

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday was scheduled to consider a staff request authorize a grant application to help fund a $1 million greenway along Clear Creek from Carolina Village to Berkeley Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Oklawaha Greenway | greenways

Henderson County News

Six advisory boards endorse countywide greenway plan

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Tags: Henderson County planning | parks and recreation | John Mitchell | greenways | bicycling | Chris Burns

Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Greenway plan would get county in the game

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Years from now, it might be possible for a bicyclist to complete a perimeter ride around Henderson County — pedaling from the Carl Sandburg home to Flat Rock Park, Jackson Park, Berkeley Mills Park, Westfeldt Park (optional stop at Sierra Nevada for a pint), Brevard and Hendersonville, via the Ecusta Trail.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways

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

Henderson County News

What are nominations for Mills River greenway name?

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Tags: parks and recreation | greenways

Henderson County News

What should Mills River greenway be called?

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MILLS RIVER — The Town of Mills River is soliciting ideas for a name for the future N.C. 280 multi-use path that will connect the French Broad River to the heart of Mills River.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | greenways

Henderson County News

Mills River kills southern segment of NC 280 greenway

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Tags: parks and recreation | greenways | Mills River Town Council

Henderson County News

Transportation advisers endorse Mud Creek greenway study

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The Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee, which endorsed a study of a Mud Creek greenway last week, learned that the project could get a boost from the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: transportation | greenways | Transportation Advisory Committee

Henderson County News

Laurel Park sets drop-ins on U.S. 64, greenway studies

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park has scheduled separate drop-in meetings next week to hear feedback on its corridor and greenway studies.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | greenways | roundabouts

Henderson County News

Greenway gets blue light emergency phones

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If there's trouble on the Oklawaha Greenway, help is nearby in the form of five new emergency phones.   Read Story »

Tags: outdoors | Oklawaha Greenway | greenways

Flat Rock News

Asheville, Transylvania and Polk win greenway grants

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Henderson County News

Commissioners balk at greenway extension

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Taking a first look at adding a half-mile segment to the popular 3.6-mile Oklawaha Greenway, Henderson County commissioners on Tuesday got sidetracked by concerns over parking and questions about whether the county could land a $1.9 million NCDOT grant or force the city of Hendersonville to pay for the project.   Read Story »

Tags: Oklawaha Greenway | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

Three-city greenway connection envisioned

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The Village of Flat Rock and the town of Laurel Park plan to work with the city of Hendersonville on a greenway plan that could connect the three municipalities.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

County takes tentative step toward greenway

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Treading cautiously toward a commitment for a greenway extension, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners directed the county staff to look at running a bike and pedestrian trail through Jackson Park.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

TDA support boosts trail momentum

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Friends of Ecusta Trail board member Chris Burns thanked the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority last week for its decision to allocate a half-cent of the county’s 5-cent occupancy tax, which will total roughly $70,000, to support the proposed Ecusta Trail.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Tourism Development Authority | Ecusta Trail | greenways | bicycling

Fletcher Business

Asheville wins grant for road and bikeway project

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Asheville has won a $14.6 million grant to complete an interconnected six-mile network of pedestrian, bicycle, roadway and streetscape improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling

Mills River News

Mills River cautiously endorses NC 280 bikeway

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MILLS RIVER — With as much doubt as enthusiasm, the Mills River Town Council gave a lukewarm blessing to a study for a proposed 15-mile bikeway along N.C. 280 that would cost $8 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Sierra Nevada | Mills River Town Board | greenways | bicycling | NC 280 bikeway

Hendersonville News

Cyclists to dedicate Bike Boulevard, ride to R&B concert

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The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club will hold a ribbon cutting for Hendersonville's first bicycle boulevard and offer a group ride to the Rhythm & Brews Concert today.   Read Story »

Tags: greenways | bicycling | Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Etowah Business

Sale of local rail line is set

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A Kansas-based short-line rail operator has reached a "definitive agreement" with Norfolk-Southern Corp. to buy three lines in Western North Carolina, including the Hendersonville-to-Pisgah Forest line that local advocates hope to convert into a greenway.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | greenways | Norfolk-Southern | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad

Mills River News

Mills River explores NC 280 bike path

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MILLS RIVER — A greenway along N.C. 280 could connect new breweries, parks, rivers and other bikeways, a planning consultant says.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Mills River Town Board | Ecusta Trail | parks and recreation | greenways | bicycling

Etowah News

Ecusta Trail advocates launch drive for support

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A simple billboard featuring an image, two words and a web address marks a major new push by Ecusta Trail supporters to raise awareness about the greenway and potentially sway voters in a crucial Transylvania County election.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

Local group soaks up bicycle culture in Minneapolis

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Area bicycling enthusiasts, planners and hospital representatives who soaked up the two-wheeled passion of Minneapolis say they see the potential for more bike use back home.   Read Story »

Tags: transportation | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

French Broad could connect new greenways

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MILLS RIVER — The French Broad River is one of the best bodies of water to fish for muskie, which is what Bryan Jeffords tried to do on a recent Sunday.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Sierra Nevada | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | parks and recreation | French Broad Rivers | greenways