Making Greenways Happen
In Buncombe County
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Here are over 14 miles of street and trail maps for 12 greenways serving walkers, bikers and more in Buncombe County.
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
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 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 "Nasty Branch" (aka Town Branch) needed our help. It still does. It takes a lot of trash to make something “nasty”, but this little stream is worthy of maintenance. Justin Young of RiverLink organized volunteers from Connect Buncombe: Terry Scholl, Stockton...
The Highland Brewing Night Flight is every runner’s favorite twilight race. Wandering through East Asheville over a tortuous 4.5-mile roller-coaster course the race is a real challenge. Add buckets of rain with booming thunder and you’ve got an epic event...
Night Flight is back! 28 volunteers are needed to serve as race course marshals. Course marshals will direct runners throughout the course(see course map) with information provided by the race organizers at 6:30 meeting at a place to be determined. Proceeds will go...
Our Partners & Sponsors
Thank you for your support. Connect Buncombe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization, and your tax-deductable donation will be used to help us realize our vision of a greenway-connected Buncombe County.
If you prefer to donate by check, please send it to Connect Buncombe, P.O. Box 16100, Asheville, NC 28816.
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Encouraging the development and construction of connected greenways in Buncombe county, NC.