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A dual event to learn about trails and trail organizations, and outdoor recreation in our region.
3:00 – 5:00 Public Drop In
5:00 – 7:00 Business After Hours
The trail expo highlights the many trails, greenways, and outdoor recreation places in McDowell County and the region. The drop-in is a free event open to the public from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Marion Community Building. Several non-profit trail organizations will be on hand to share information about the work they do in planning, building, and maintaining trails in McDowell County and the region and the outdoor recreation they provide.
Beginning at 5:00 pm the McDowell Chamber of Commerce will host “Business After Hours” for businesses to network with and learn about the economic impact outdoor recreation has locally and in the state.
In addition to the information provided, there will be giveaways, drawings for door prizes, and refreshments. The MTA and others will be sharing their Year of the Trail events planned for the year.
Everyone who comes to the event will come away with information about greenways, trails, and outdoor recreation in our region. Four state trails located in parts of McDowell County will be represented, as well as a state park, and a national park. There will be information about the Sustainable Trails Program at McDowell Tech and the Old Fort Trail System being developed.