Greenway Expands

Last week the Greenway expanded to connect downtown Raleigh to Pullen Park, NCSU, the N.C. Art Museum and Umstead Park. The half mile extension known as the Little Rock Greenway Trail follows the Little Rock Branch creek from Chavis Park to McMakin St. in S.E. Raleigh. The Greenway was originally conceived in 1974, it now extends over 63 miles and incorporates 3000 acres, all of which is open to the public for outdoor recreational activities. Personally I've used the Greenway quite a bit, I can remember using the older parts of the trail with my father for weekend bike rides. Recently though our new border collie Alice, loves to go for hikes on the trail around NCSU. The new trail also connects downtown Raleigh to the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center, the facility offers educational opportunities for children and students studying undeveloped floodplains. Whether your training for a marathon or out for a Sunday stroll this news is exciting.

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