Purchase Of Rail Line Completed, Ecusta Trail One Step Closer


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 8:45pm

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 encourag...

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