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How do Trails Impact the Local Economy?

Not only will the Fonta Flora State Trail across McDowell County provide more access to safe places to walk and ride bicycles, it will have a positive impact on our local economy. As the examples in the infographic above, when the Fonta Flora State Trail connects Morganton and Asheville, it will traverse all of McDowell County, including Lake James State Park, the City of Marion, and the Town of Old Fort. The trail will link communities and provide access to recreation along the Catawba River.

The McDowell Trails Association is partnering with the Friends of the Fonta Flora State Trail in working to make the trail a reality. Join us in our vision for the FFST in McDowell County. Visit our website for information.

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