May 2017 Fundraising Goal

The Middle Fork Greenway is becoming a reality!  We have raised just over $2Million, including $810K in 2016 toward our $12 Million goal for the entire Middle Fork Greenway Project.  We need your help by May 2017 to leverage state grants.  Two of our specific needs to fill our funding gaps include:  

  • $115,000 to leverage $285,000 to build 2,000 feet of greenway at the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, 
  • $150,000 to leverage $700,000 in state grants for the Tweetsie to Goldmine Branch Park (Niley Cook Rd) Section

Please click HERE to donate to the Middle Fork Greenway!

What is the Middle Fork Greenway?

 

The Middle Fork Greenway is a project led by Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Country Pathways to build a greenway path from Blowing Rock to Boone.

 
 
 
 
embed Block
Add an embed URL or code. Learn more.

How long will it be?

Around 6.5 miles. It will connect with the existing Boone Greenway, creating almost 10 miles of contiguous trail.

 

What will it connect to?  

The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Mountains-to-Sea trail, Shoppes on the Parkway, Tweetsie, Mystery Hill, 3 pocket parks and other natural areas, Appalachian Regional Health’s hospital and new acute care facility.  

What is the width & surface? 

In most places it will be 10 foot wide asphalt. Some board walking may be required. Also, some areas may be natural surface trail initially.

How is it being funded?

Funding is being secured through public grants and private donations. Private donations are critical to providing matching funds to attract public dollars. The completed one-mile section was funded by NCDOT, Appalachian Healthcare System, Tweetsie and many generous private donors.  

How much is completed?

Approximately 1 mile.

 

What activities will be allowed?  

Walking, jogging, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding. There will be no motorized vehicles permitted other than wheelchairs.

 
 
 

Who is leading the effort?

 

The Middle Fork Greenway is being created through partnerships.  Two non-profit partners, the Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Country Pathways are leading the effort in partnership with Watauga County, the Town of Blowing Rock, the Town of Boone, and many community organizations.  

 
 
DSC_0895 (1).JPG

Get involved and help make this project a reality.