Year of the Trail


North Carolina is the Great Trails State, where each of our 100 counties enjoys the proven benefits of trails, including health, safety, economic development, tourism, transportation, and environment.  2023 is the NC Year of the Trail, meant to celebrate North Carolina’s vast network of trails, greenways, and blueways which showcase our diverse landscapes. Check out Great Trails NC for more information and find an event near you!


June 3rd is National Trails Day!Year of the Trail Logo

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Events in Our Region

August 9, 2023 Racing in the Woods - Country Park Finale Greensboro - Country Park
August 12, 2023
Dan River Boat Race
Madison River Park
August 13, 2023 Birkhead Wilderness Hike - Cooper Mnt Cemetery Uwharrie National Forest 
August 19, 2023 Deep River Trial Hike Piedmont Environmental Center
September 10, 2023 Birkhead Wilderness Hike - Cooler's Knob Uwharrie National Forest 
September 16, 2023 Hollis Rogers Trail Hike Piedmont Environmental Center

Youth Art Contest

To celebrate Year of the Trail, the stormwater education program for the region Stormwater SMART has a trail inspired art contest for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in counties that participate in the program from March 10 to June 18.  If you would like more information about the program our would like to get involved, please email .