Historic Trail in the Highlands, NC Area to Receive $500,000 Worth of Improvements

Western North Carolina
is well known for celebrating and preserving its natural beauty.

And that reputation was solidified recently when Dry Fall Trails in Macon County  received $446,000 to stabilize and reconstruct the entire walking path.

While $208,000 came from the Federal Highways fund, about $258,000 came from matching agency funds.

Continue reading to learn more about this new development in Western North Carolina, and how it will improve the quality of life in the area.

Living in Western North Carolina

Dry Fall Trails – located just north of Highlands along N.C. 28 – was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1900s.

But over the years, the trail has eroded, making it unsafe for all the visitors who visit the trail during peak season.

Thus, the community decided to invest in restoring the land, which will include making the trail more aesthetically pleasing and making it easier to maintain.

Design engineers worked with a Forest Service archeologist to make sure the new look had a historic feel.

According to the recent article I read, construction on the trail will likely start in April and finish in September.

The improvements to the trail will no doubt improve quality of life for everyone who lives in Western North Carolina.

After all, the trails not only serve as a major draw for tourists, but they’re also popular among local residents.

Your Highlands, NC Area Real Estate Expert

Our natural beauty and commitment to conservation are just two reasons why so many people decide to relocate to the Western North Carolina area each year.

To learn more about what makes life so special in the Highlands area, contact me, Dorothy Sweringen, your Highlands area real estate expert.

I’ll be happy to talk with you about what you’re looking for in your dream home and then help you find it on the Highlands, NC real estate market.

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