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McDowell Moves 2021 is a walking/hiking event on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at a trail, greenway, or neighborhood street near you.

The event is hosted by the McDowell Trails Association and Corpening Memorial YMCA, in association with AARP NC Mountain Region, the McDowell Senior Center, West Marion Community Forum, Marion East Community Forum, Old Fort Community Forum, Marion Business Association and the McDowell Chamber of Commerce to promote an active lifestyle and the many trails and outdoor amenities in McDowell County.

Hike a trail, walk downtown or just down the block, anywhere in McDowell County is fair game from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s not a race, but it is FREE, FUN, and EASY. This special event is meant to celebrate and encourage our community coming together and being active after more than a year of being apart. Organizers encourage people to bring the whole neighborhood, your family, or just yourself for this community-building activity. There will be guided trail hikes in Old Fort and Lake James, or you can go your own way downtown, or in your own neighborhood, with the maps provided online at mcdowelltrails.org. Your hike/walk, your way.