Making Greenways Happen 

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CURRENT GREENWAYS

Here are over 14 miles of street and trail maps for 12 greenways serving walkers, bikers and more in Buncombe County.

in progress

Status on greenways currently under development with funding, impact studies, engineering and construction status.

THE BIG PICTURE

An overview of past, present and future greenway development shown in this map across all of Buncombe County.

MAKE IT HAPPEN

It all starts with you. Together we can help to increase awareness in what we see as a quality-of-life mission in Asheville.

French Broad River Greenways Tour

Soar above the French Broad River with Asheville advocates Jennifer Pharr Davis and Steve Metcalf as they show us a birds-eye view of Buncombe County’s greenways from Hominy Creek all the way up to Woodfin.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage and support the implementation of the Greenways and Trails Master Plan and the construction of greenways throughout Buncombe County through public awareness, community education and fundraising activities. Advocating cooperation between non-profits, local governments and businesses will help ensure our mission’s success.

Our Vision

Our vision is Buncombe County unified by a connected system of multi-use greenways throughout our scenic mountains and vibrant towns. We are a culturally rich community that values health, recreation and quality of life. These pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridors will also encourage visitors to discover our area’s beauty and local businesses to prosper from connections made along the Buncombe Greenways system.

Connect Buncombe Key Accomplishments

Provided funds to Buncombe County, City of Asheville, Black Mountain, and Woodfin for feasibility studies and greenway planning. These have been for matching funds for state and federal grants or for direct project funding.

Provided funds to other greenway organizations—Connect Enka, Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Friends of Reems Creek Greenway, RiverLink —for greenway planning and outreach activities.

Raised Funds with partners through annual campaigns and events and charity-of-the-month programs.

Created awareness of current and planned greenways by placing detailed maps at trailheads and other key locations around Buncombe County.

Successfully advocated for establishing a Buncombe County Greenways, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

From the Blog

Greenways in the News

The “Bicycle Film Festival” is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary, and Asheville on Bikes is Taking It Virtual.

The “Bicycle Film Festival” is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary, and Asheville on Bikes is Taking It Virtual.

BFF is arriving back in Asheville virtually June 4 - 14, 2021. The Event is hosted by Asheville on Bikes. A portion of all ticket sales goes to support Asheville on Bikes. BFF Asheville #2 is presenting an international selection of the most important short films...

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The Greenway Challenge is over, and the editors thought that those of you that couldn’t get out to take the challenge would still like to see the questions (and answers.)

The Greenway Challenge is over, and the editors thought that those of you that couldn’t get out to take the challenge would still like to see the questions (and answers.)

GREENWAY CHALLENGE  1. How did Hominy creek get its name? a) Mrs. Hominy’s hotel located on the banks of the stream in 1884. b) Hulled Indian corn used as a cereal and as a vegetable. c) A Dutch company that built the American Hominy Corporation close by. d) The...

Greenway Challenge
The Final Week of the Challenge along the new Wilma Dykeman Greenway is Over. What a Great Success. Please Congratulate Our Winners and the Sponsors that Made It Possible

The Final Week of the Challenge along the new Wilma Dykeman Greenway is Over. What a Great Success. Please Congratulate Our Winners and the Sponsors that Made It Possible

As you know Connect Buncombe has been hosting a highly popular contest to celebrate Asheville’s newest greenway named after Wilma Dykeman. Congratulate the winners for displaying their knowledge of local history, the French Broad River, and the River Arts District...

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