Year of the Trail

Header image with 2023 Year of the Trail badge.

2023 marks Year of the Trail in NC, a campaign to celebrate trails, greenways, and blueways across the state. In 2021, NC legislators designated 2023 as Year of the Trail to commemorate the 1973 NC Trails System Act. The campaign aims to raise awareness and support for trail usage and access. Other goals include to demonstrate trails’ importance for recreation, transportation, and the environment, as well as have events in all 100 NC counties focused around trails. Read more about the statewide initiative. The whole Cape Fear region is participating, too!

Check the calendar below for events in your area.

Scroll through trail facilities in our area with the Story Map below!

Events Calendar

Trails Map

View the full-screen map here.