Newsroom: Media Support for North Carolina Year of the Trail


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Hiker at Mayo River State Park Fall Creek Falls

(Updated August 17, 2023)

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In the News: Enjoy these stories about NC year of the Trail

August 28, 2023: High Country Press, Boone, NC Local Trail Featured This Week in PBS NC “Year of the Trail” Special “Ten to Try: Trails

August 28, 2023: WRAL, Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville Exploring the Trails of Washington, NC: A Year of Adventure

August 24, 2023: Q City Metro, Charlotte, NC Local Nonprofit Focused on Black Women Outdoors featured on PBS Show “Ten to Try Trails”

August 21, 2023: AVL Today, Asheville, NC Learn about local greenway projects at the Hellbender Regional Greenway Forum

August 19, 2023: Reflector, Greenville, NC Year of the Trail: Greenville’s greenways help city make connections

August 15, 2023: PBS NC, Research Triangle Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnN9HgBe8_c

August 14, 2023: Watauga Online, Watauga Country, NC Blue Ridge Conservancy Breaks Ground on Paddy Mountain Park in Ashe County

August 14, 2023: The City of Asheville, Asheville, NC 2023 NC Year of the Trail August Events

August 11, 2023: The Digital Courier, Rutherfordton, NC September events celebrate trails in Rutherford County

August 8, 2023: Out State Magazine, Raleigh, NC 9 Can’t Miss NC Bike Paths

August 3, 2023: Walter Magazine, Raleigh, NC Your 2023 Raleigh Summer Bucket List

July 31, 2023: PBS Ten to Try, Research Triangle Park, NC Preview | Ten to Try: Trails from PBS North Carolina

July 31, 2023: Our State, Greensboro, NC Year of the Trail: 3 Mountain Trails to Explore This Summer

July 17, 2023: The Daily Courier, Rutherfordton, NCNC Thermal Belt Rail Trail Amazing Race set for September

July 13, 2023: The Asheville Citizen Times, Asheville, NC Carolina Mountain Club: Celebrating 100 years of hiking, trail maintenance

July 12, 2023: Carolina Traveler, Cornelius, NC Hidden Gems Along The Dan River: Spend The Summer On Top!

July 11, 2023: McDowell News, Marion, NC Family Day at the Greenway scheduled for Saturday

July 10, 2023: Carteret County News-Times, Morehead City, NC N.C. Coastal Federation gets state trails grant for property to be site of new Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration

July 10, 2023: Carolina Coastline Online, Morehead City, NC N.C. Coastal Federation gets state trails grant for property to be site of new Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration

June 30, 2023: The Morganton News Herald, Morganton, NC Stakeholders converge for summit on trails

Jun 24, 2023: The Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC Year of the Trail: Farmville offers off-road and paved access to art and nature

June 22, 2023: Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tryon, NC TDA annual meeting to highlight Year of the Trail

Summer 2023: Western NC Magazine TRAILING FORWARD: NORTH CAROLINA CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF THE TRAIL

June 20, 2023: Walter Magazine, Raleigh, NC 20+ Things to Do in July 2023 In and Around Raleigh

June 19, 2023: ABC 13 News, ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS)North Carolina’s 1,175-mile Mountains to Sea Trail unites communities and nature lovers

June 18, 2023: WNC Magazine, Asheville, NC Trailing Forward: North Carolina Celebrates Year of the Trail

June 15, 2023: Sci NC NC’s First Flowers of Spring

June 12, 2023: CBS 17, Raleigh, NC Triangle Greenway users celebrate ‘year of the trails’

June 10, 2023: CBS17, Cary, NC Triangle Greenway users celebrate ‘year of the trails’ as police work to stay on top of security, keep people safe

June 8, 2023: The Caswell Messenger, Yanceyville, NC Year of the Trail being celebrated locally

June 5, 2023: Spectrum News Asheville Hikers celebrating the state’s Year of the Trail

June 2, 2023: The Assembly, Wilmington, NC Natural Connection

June 1, 2023: WXII Go Lanie, Winston Salem, NC Celebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Roan Mountain

June 1, 2023: OHenry Magazine, Greensboro, NC Uwharrie Here (You are here)

May 31, 2023: PBS, My Home NC Meet the Maker Behind Western NC’s Beloved Trail Maps | My Home, NC

May 31, 2023: WXII 12, Winston Salem, NC GO LANIE: Celebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Roan Mountain

May 31, 2023: Smoky Mountain News, Waynesville, NCNatural Connection: Statewide ‘Year of the Trail’ celebration aims to get more people invested in the outdoors

May 30, 2023: Southpark Magazine, Charlotte, NC Uwharrie here: Favorite hiking trails

May 27, 2023: Reflector, Greenville NCYear of the Trail: Fountain’s Trevathan Pond a trail off the beaten path

May 26, 2023: WXII Go Lanie, Winston Salem, NCCelebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Morrow Mountain State ParkGO LANIE: Celebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Morrow Mountain State Park

May 22, 2023: Indy Week, Durham, NCWith the Opening of a New Eno River Park, North Carolina’s “Year of the Trail” Just Got Better

May 18, 2023: Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tryon NC Polk Central recognized by state for the reopening of nature trail

May 18, 2023: The News & Observer, Orange CountyOrange Co. reopens regional park Friday. Here’s what you can do at Blackwood Farm

May 18, 2023: WXII Go Lanie, Winston Salem, NC‘GO LANIE’: Celebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Eno River State ParkGO LANIE: Celebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Eno River State Park

May 15, 2023: NC AARP, Mountain Region 2023 is the Year of the Trail

May 15, 2023: McDowell News, Burnsville, NCAdventure awaits at the spring NC Year of the Trail event

May 11, 2023: Reflector, Greenville, NC Advocates: Trails, tourism bring dollars to communities

May 11, 2023: WXII Go Lanie, Winston Salem, NC Celebrating North Carolina’s Year of the Trail at Jockey’s Ridge

May 8, 2023: WRAL, Raleigh-Durham-FayettevilleExplore one of NC’s original covered bridges

May 8, 2023: Cardinal and Pine, Durham, NC16 NC Trails That Take You To Something Awesome

May 1, 2023: Winston Salem Journal, Winston Salem, NC NC Celebrates the Year of the Trail

April 30, 2023: Spectrum News, Charlotte, NC N.C. Year of the Trail

April 30, 2023: Reflector, Greenville, NC Wildwood Park a perfect match for NC Year of the Trail

April 28, 2023: Evoke, Ireland Direct flights from Dublin To North Carolina launch next week and there’s so much to do!

April 23, 2023: PBS NC, Research Triangle Park, NC North Carolina Celebrates Year of the Trail

April 20, 2023: PBS NC, Research Triangle Park, NC NC Weekend Celebrating Earth Day

April 12, 2023: People for Bikes, Boulder, CO North Carolina’s Year of the Trail

April 12, 2023: Greensboro News and Record, Greensboro NC Local Trails Day Weekend to Celebrate Year of the Trail

April 5, 2023: WRAL, Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville Enjoy NC Year of the Trail at Eno River State Park

April 1, 2023: Hickory Daily Record, Taylorsville, NC People Invited to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

April 1, 2023: Reflector, Greenville, NC Pitt County App Perfect for Year of the Trail

March 30, 2023: Alexander County, NC Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Alexander County during NC’s “Year of…

Mar 29, 2023: Carolina Country, Charlotte, NC Feature Story – A Path for Everyone

Mar 28, 2023: City of Greensboro, NC Tourism Manager Discusses State’s Year of the Trail Initiative…

Mar 24, 2023: Our State Magazine, Greensboro, NC Three Trails for Backpacking

Mar 24, 2023: City of Kannapolis, NC Celebrating Year of the Trail with Story Walks

Mar 24, 2023: Independent Tribune, Kannapolis, NC Story Walk Helps Celebrate Year of the Trail

Mar 23, 2023: Cision PR Newswire, Asheville, NC Spring blooms and Summer Adventures in Asheville. Outdoor festivals, restaurant openings, and Year of the Trail

Mar 23, 2023: Spectrum 1 News, Durham, NC  Growing greenways are a favorite amenity in the Triangle

Mar 10, 2023: Travel and Tour World, New York, NY Transylvania Tourism Authority endorses ‘Year of the Trail’ campaign

Mar 7, 2023: WRAL News, Graham, NC Celebrate the Year of the Trail at one of these locations

Mar 2, 2023: Macon County News, Franklin, NC This year declared ‘The Year of the Trail’ in N.C.

Mar 2, 2023: The Sampson Independent, Clinton, NC Year of the Trail: Discover state’s natural wonders

Mar 1, 2023: Blue Water, Atlantic/Emerald Beach, NC Best Hiking Trails on the Crystal Coast

Mar 1, 2023: Business North Carolina NC trend: Greenways prove to be a savvy path for towns

Feb 28, 2023: WSPA Channel 7 CBS Affiliate, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, and Pickens, SC and Asheville, Hendersonville, NC Burke County Celebrating the Year of The Trail

Feb 28, 2023: Spectrum 1 News, Greensboro, NC The Year Of The Trail kicks off in North Carolina

Feb 28, 2023: Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly, Matthews, NC Matthews observes The Year of the Trail

Feb 28, 2023: WRAL, Raleigh-Durham-Fayettville Topsail Beach celebrates the Year of Trail with monthly hikes

Feb 28, 2023: Port City Daily, Wilmington, NC Top Secret Hike offered in Pender to honor Year of the Trail

Feb 28, 2023: The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission New Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail Launches This Spring

Feb 27, 2023: Travel + Leisure This State Is Called the ‘Great Trails State’ Thanks to These Waterfall Treks, National Park Hikes, and a 700-mile Route From Mountains to Sea

Feb 27, 2023: McDowell News, Marion, NC McDowell Trails Association plans series of events for 2023

Feb 27, 2023: BlueRidgeNow-Times News, Hendersonville, NC Around Town: Local guided nature walks set

Feb 24, 2023: Our State Magazine, Greensboro, NC Three Paved Greenways in the Piedmont

Feb 23, 2023: Spectrum News One, Charlotte, NC The Year Of The Trail kicks off in North Carolina

Feb 23, 2023: Greensboro Parks & Recreation, Greensboro NC Year of the Trail

Feb 20, 2023: Bladen Journal, Elizabethtown, NC Year of the Trail festival runs smoothly

Feb 17, 2023: Bladen Online, Elizabethtown, NC Year of the Trail Festival is Happening Now

Feb 16, 2023: Border Belt Independent, Bladen, Columbus, Robeson and Scotland counties, NC Bladen County will show off its natural beauty during Year of the Trail festival

Feb 15, 2023: Columbus County News, Elizabethtown, NC Year of the Trail Events Kick Off in Elizabethtown

Feb 15, 2023: Montgomery Herald, Troy, NC Make a date with a trail

Feb 15, 2023: Yahoo News / Waynesville News, Waynesville, NC Master greenway plan maps out vision for Haywood pedestrian system

Feb 13, 2023: Bladen Journal, Elizabethtown, NC Year of the Trail to begin with campfire conversations

Feb 12, 2023: Hendersonville, Lightning, Hendersonville, NC Conserving Carolina announces five spring hikes

Feb 11, 2023: Bladen Online, Elizabethtown, NC Campfire At Cape Fear Farmers Market To Kick Off Trail Festival Weekend

Feb 11, 2023: NC State Parks / NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Find Your Path at NC State Parks

Feb 9, 2023: Rhino Times, Greensboro, NC Guilford County’s Company Mill Nature Preserve Featured on PBS Weekend Show

Feb 8, 2023: Lees McRae College, Banner Elk, NC Celebrate North Carolina’s Year of the Trail by exploring local routes

Feb 8, 2023: The Avery Journal Times, Newland, NC North Carolina Declares 2023 as the Year of the Trail

Feb 8, 2023: WWAY3, Leland, NCElizabethtown ribbon cutting celebration planned to mark opening of Mountains-to-Sea Trail bridge

Feb 6, 2023: Blue Ridge Outdoors A Trail for Everyone in Elkin, N.C.

Feb 6, 2023: McDowell News, Morganton, NCMake a date: MTA to host Make a Date with a Trail event in Marion,

Feb 3, 2023: Speedway DigestGovernor Cooper Unveils New Moonshine and Motorsports Trail at Rockingham Speedway Event

Feb 2, 2023: PBS NC, Research Triangle Park, NC NC Weekend: The Year of the Trail
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Elkin Valley Trails Association
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Fonta Flora State Trail

Feb 1, 2023: Wilmington StarNews, Wilmington, NCYear of the trail: To celebrate, here are 6 Brunswick places to walk, bike or paddle

Jan 31, 2023: Blue Ridge Traveler, Old Fort, NC Our Five Favorite Trails To Celebrate Year of the Trail 2023 NC

Jan 31, 2023: ChapelBoro.com, Chapel Hill, NCHillsborough: “Blackfeather” Jeffries, Year of the Trail, and More

Jan 27, 2023: The Pilot, Sothern Pines, NC NC Year of the Trail: Discovering Weymouth Woods

Jan 20, 2023: Wilmington Star News, Wilmington, NC Trails Taking Shape from Wilmington to Kure Beach in 2023

Jan 16, 2023: Transylvania Times, Brevard, NC Gorges State Park Celebrates Year of the Trail

Jan 13, 2023: Statesville Record & Landmark, Statesville, NC City of Statesville Celebrates NC Year of the Trail

Jan 8, 2023: Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NCGet your hiking boots on: Lake Corriher Wilderness Park celebrates Year of the Trail

Jan 6, 2023: Coastal Review Pender to celebrate Year of the Trail with monthly hikes

Jan 5, 2023: Ashe Post & Times, Jefferson, NC Northern Peaks State Trail aims to connect community with conservation as Year of the Trail starts in 2023

Jan 5, 2023: Watauga Democrat, Boone, NC Northern Peaks State Trail aims to connect community with conservation as Year of the Trail starts in 2023

Jan 4, 2023: The Planking Traveler 2023 is the NC Year of the Trail – Join hikes, runs, rides and paddles

Jan 2, 2023: The Mountaineer, Waynesville, NC Hikers Rejoice; 2023 Marks Year of the Trail in NC

Jan 2, 2023: Spectrum News 1, Catawba County Catawba County celebrates North Carolina Year of the Trail

Dec 31, 2022: Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tryon, NC Polk County Set to Showcase Hiking Trails in Year of the Trail

Dec 30, 2022: News & Observer, Raleigh, NC Hello, 2023! Here are 50+ fun and adventurous things to do in NC this year

Dec 30, 2022: The Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC Year of Trail kicks off Sunday: State coalition promoting outdoor activity

Dec 29, 2022: The Mountaineer, Waynesville, NC Haywood Year of the Trail

Dec 28, 2022: Watauga Online, Boone, NC North Carolina Announces Year of the Trail

Dec 28, 2022: The Elkin Tribune, Elkin, NC NC Year of the Trail; Elkin Holds First Day Hike at Grassy Creek

Dec 27, 2022: The Daily Courier, Rutherfordton, NC First Day Contest celebrates Year of the Trail

Dec 24, 2022: Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly, Charlotte, NC Matthews First Day Outdoors to kickoff North Carolina Year of the Trail

Dec 19, 2022: Bladen Journal, Elizabethtown, NC Bladen County prepares for the Year of the Trail

Dec 18, 2022: WCNC, Charlotte, NC Celebrate North Carolina’s natural diversity during the Year of the Trail

Dec 16, 2022: The McDowell News, Marion, NC North Carolina Announces Year of the Trail. Dozens are in and around McDowell

Dec 16, 2022: North State Journal Get outdoors in the new year: 2023 is the Year of the Trail in North Carolina

Dec 10, 2022: Iredell Free News, Statesville, NCSec. Wilson Visits Lake Norman State Park, Helps Kick Off Year of the Trail

Dec 8, 2022: VTX, Blacksburg, VAVirginia Tech Alumnus Promotes North Carolina Trail From Mountains to Sea

Dec 7, 2022: Ashe Post & Times, West Jefferson, NCNorth Carolina Announces the Year of the Trail Campaign

Nov. 25, 2022: Spectrum NewsYear of the Trail – New Nature Trails Opening in 2023, Spectrum News talks about Eno River Association trail work.


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