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The Year of The Trail

Deb Holt Noel sitting on bench smiling at the camera

NC Weekend: The Year of the Trail

North Carolina Weekend celebrates the Year of the Trail, highlighting trails and trail-related activities around the state. From the mountains to the coast and in between, discover trails for hikers, bikers and paddlers alike!

Year of the Trail

Climax, NC

Producer: David Hardy

There’s a trail for everyone and host Deborah Holt Noel meets Year of the Trail Director, Palmer McIntyre, to learn about the yearlong and statewide initiative.


Elkin Valley Trail Association

Elkin, NC

Producer: Teresa Litschke

Meet the dedicated volunteers of the Elkin Valley Trail Association and see why Elkin is the nexus of so many wonderful trails.


Fonta Flora Trail

Hendersonville, NC

Producer: Mike O’Connell

The Fonta Flora Trail leads hikers and bikers on an amazing journey through Burke County, including a spectacular loop around Lake James. 



The Roanoke River Trail

Weldon, NC

Producer: Mike O’Connell

Come along for a paddling trip down the Roanoke River where local initiatives have created paddling trails, camping platforms and other enhancements for visitors.


Sandhils Pour Tour

Southern Pines, NC

Producer: Rob Holliday

The Sandhills Pour Tour is a great way to sample the innovative craft beers and ciders brewed in Moore County.


The North Carolina Year of the Trail series is presented by:

SECU Foundation - People Helping People