Fonta Flora State Trail Stakeholder Meeting – Thursday, December 8, 2016

A message from Tim Johnson, Burke County Community Development:

Please join us for the first Fonta Flora State Trail Stakeholder Meeting in Morganton, North Carolina!  Learn more about the Fonta Flora State Trail – What is a State Trail?  Where does it go?  How will it benefit my community?

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Burke County will be hosting a stakeholder meeting for the Fonta Flora State Trail at the Community House in Morganton. Local government and land management agency staff, elected officials, and other stakeholders along the planned corridor of the Fonta Flora State Trail will gather to learn more about the history, planning, and current status of the trail.  Please forward this email and information to your local elected officials, commissions, and committees that may have an interest.  We would like for local elected officials to attend to hear and understand the benefits linked to this regional trail effort.

Also, please let us know if you will be able to join us by emailing before 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Please consider joining us for this very important meeting!

Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation in fall 2015 establishing the Fonta Flora State Trail as an official part of the NC State Park system. This trail will extend to the west from Morganton, create a loop around Lake James, and continue to Asheville.  Along the way, the trail will connect various communities, including Morganton, Glen Alpine, Lake James, Marion, Old Fort, Black Mountain, and Asheville. The trail is envisioned to include a combination of trail types that will allow a variety of uses.

The Fonta Flora State Trail will provide a multitude of economic, recreational, health, environmental, community, and transportation benefits.  It will allow users to experience the natural diversity of the area, create a community and regional asset that will provide a variety of opportunities for local residents and visitors, and promote tourism and low infrastructure economic development within western North Carolina and the surrounding region.

The Morganton Community House is located at 120 N. King St., Morganton, NC 28655.

  • From I-40 Exit 105, take S Sterling Street toward downtown Morganton.
  • Turn LEFT onto E. Union St.
  • Turn RIGHT onto King Street.

The Morganton Community House is a white brick building on the right. Parking is available just before the Community House on the right and just beyond the Morganton Community House on the left at the traffic signal.