The Estatoe Trail will soon extend to the historic Rosenwald Community in Brevard, connecting it with downtown Brevard and Pisgah National Forest.
This new link in the popular Brevard bike path will improve opportunities for pedestrian and bike travel within the city. It will also put Brevard a step closer to its goal of a greenway network that extends from the Davidson River Campground in the national forest, to Bracken Mountain Preserve, to Brevard High School and Brevard Elementary School.
The Estatoe Trail currently starts at the Davidson River Campground and ends at McLean Street in Brevard. An additional section is under construction at the new Depot Railroad Avenue Park. This spring, Pisgah Health Foundation awarded the City of Brevard a $240,000 grant for construction of a section that will continue from West Main Street to the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center site.
Conserving Carolina wrote the grant to Pisgah Health Foundation for the greenway construction. Conserving Carolina also wrote a grant in 2018 that resulted in funding from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to secure land for several segments of the Estatoe Trail.
Conserving Carolina is a local land trust that has protected over 45,000 acres, primarily in Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford Counties in N.C. and the Landrum, S.C. area. The mission of Conserving Carolina is to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of nature.
Learn more and become a member at conservingcarolina.org.