By Jesse Wood
On Wednesday, stakeholders in the Middle Fork Greenway project are holding a public meeting to inform and seek input on the trail in between Boone and Blowing Rock.
The meeting takes place at the American Legion Building at 333 Wallingford St. in Blowing Rock on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a drop-in presentations to start at 5 p.m.
Community members will learn about the latest developments, suggest thoughts and ideas and find out ways to support for grant applications.
The Middle Fork Greenway is a 6.5-mile pedestrian and cycling trail located in between Boone and Blowing Rock. So far a couple sections of the trail have been completed, and most recently, Blowing Rock received a state grant for $171,300 to help construct a portion of the greenway by The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge along U.S. 321.
The Middle Fork Greenway is a collaboration between the Middle Fork Greenway Association, Blue Ridge Conservancy, High Country Pathways and other community and local government partners.
This trail will be a part of the New River Headwaters Trail, a network of three trails – Middle Fork Greenway, Boone Greenway and South Fork Greenway – connecting Boone, Blowing Rock and Todd. New River Headwaters Trail is a project of High Country Pathways.