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ECUSTA TRAIL GREENWAY PROJECT ON TRACK FOR COMPLETION, AS STATE IS ALL ABOOARD FOR $5 MILLION- 5 MILE START UP GRANT

Lurah Lowery of The Asheville Citizen Times tells of big plans underway to bring a new greenway to Henderson and Transylvania counties by converting the old Ecusta railroad line. Conserving Carolina has been advocating the development of the 19-mile Ecusta Trail greenway and efforts are finally set to go with […]


Magnetic Theatre Innovates With Walk in the Park on the Reed Creek Greenway Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15.

Theater companies have wrestled with how to produce during the pandemic. Some have gone dark, some have live-streamed shows and Asheville’s Magnetic Theatre, which normally presents from its River Arts District home, has staged an innovative play along the Reed Creek Greenway. This new, original play follows the story of […]


OP-ED: We need vision – and investment – to make greenways a reality

Mother Nature has blessed Western North Carolina with beauty and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. We are fortunate. However, there are some who have neither the time nor the resources to travel to a national forest, state park or greenway in S.C. For them, easily accessible parks and greenways could offer […]


Asheville Explores Different Types of Greenways

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville officials and other groups hold a meeting Monday night to talk about the city’s greenways. An expert from Knoxville is coming to talk about how greenways can come in many forms, and how unpaved ones are working for Knoxville. Hominy Creek Greenway is a place the […]


Dirt may be answer to Asheville’s $4M greenway shortage

ASHEVILLE – Greenways rank among the city’s most popular amenities. But high construction costs and other setbacks have meant many planned paths remain unbuilt. Recent estimates show four “shovel-ready” greenways would cost $4 million more than city staff estimated less than a year ago. Now officials are looking to boost the […]