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A Word from Our President: Your Voice Makes A Difference   Recently updated !

Greenways and trails are having greater awareness in our community. Just in the past few months citizen input has influenced the following projects: Asheville River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) to increase from a single 10′ wide trail to a full 16′ wide multi-use trail along the river. This section […]


Jackson County Visit

On December 1st eight Connect Buncombe board members along with Buncombe County Parks and Recreation staff members visited Jackson County to learn about county greenway plans and visit the first link of their Tuckaseegee River Greenway. Although only 1.2 miles long, this greenway has witnessed up to 20,000 visitors in […]


2017: Looking Back – and Ahead!

Connect Buncombe’s 2017 Annual Meeting was held November 15th at the Comfort Suites Asheville Outlet Mall. Thirty-five greenway friends gathered to renew acquaintances, catch up on the latest greenway news, review Connect Buncombe’s accomplishments for 2017 and look forward to plans for 2018. Marcia Bromberg, Board President, noted that throughout […]

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Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit

About 300 people from 11 states attended the first Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit, held in Durham on October 1-3.. The East Coast Greenway Alliance organized the summit to bring people together and share success stories, progress and best practices related to greenways/trails projects. Projects along and connecting to the path […]


Greenway Business Profile: Smoky Mountain Adventure Center

This interview is the first in a series on the economic development associated with greenways in Buncombe County. Connect Buncombe’s Leanna Joyner spoke with Smoky Mountain Adventure Center owner Stuart Cowles about his business along Amboy Road and what greenways mean for his business and the community. What drew you […]


Community Greenway Walks

Join us to discover the greenways of Buncombe County in YOUR neighborhood.  Walk for 1-2 hours with a member of the Connect Buncombe board of directors on the following dates! Well-behaved children and dogs welcome! Please RSVP in advance so that we know how many folks to expect. 1. 9/9/17 […]


Growing Greenways

Growing Greenways: What We Imagine CAN Become Real

By Ann Babcock Maybe you’ve experienced being  on your bicycle or walking along a path by a river.  It’s a beautiful day to be  outdoors with your kids and/or friends.  You stop at a park along the way for a picnic lunch before continuing.  Your kids are happy, and you’re […]