Purchase Of Ecusta Rail Line Brings Rail Trail Closer


Last updated 8/17/2021 at 11:36am

The sale of the line is now official.

The Ecusta rail line connecting Hendersonville and Brevard is officially on its way to becoming a rail trail. On Aug. 12, a subsidiary of Conserving Carolina completed the purchase of the 19-mile unused rail line to create the long-envisioned Ecusta Trail, according to a news release.

With the purchase of the land complete, Friends of the Ecusta Trail and Conserving Carolina are now focused on the next big step-raising funds for construction, the release said.

"Our board, and many other community members, have invested countless hours over the last 10+ years to explore and encourage the...

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