The city of Hendersonville is thinking about converting an old rail line into a multi-purpose trail that can be used by bicyclists, walkers, joggers and even equestrians, according to a recent article.
The 18-mile Norfolk Southern Ecusta rail, which travels from Hendersonville to Brevard, was built in 1894. At one point, the line ran all the way from Hendersonville to Lake Toxaway.
Over the years, however, the rail has become obsolete and is currently inactive. While portions of the line in the Brevard area have already been converted into a multi-use trail, the Hendersonville side remains unused.
The city is using a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to pay for the majority of the study, which costs about $65,000.
The final report is expected to be released in January 2012.
Living in the Highlands NC Area
This new development in Hendersonville is a fantastic thing for all who live in the North Carolina mountains.
It also highlights the general philosophy in this area that celebrates outdoor recreation.
Here in the Highlands, N.C. area, residents constantly have an array of recreational amenities from which to choose, including:
Have a family member that doesn’t necessarily enjoy being outside too much but does enjoy the mountain environment? No worries! There are plenty of indoor recreational attractions that the N.C. Mountains offer as well!
Relocating to the Highlands, NC Area
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Until next time,