Purple Martin Greenway

The Purple Martin Greenway, a Rutherfordton trail that runs alongside Cleghorn Creek, is popular for runners and walkers. With the Year of the Trail, officials hope more people will discover the benefits of Rutherford County’s trails.

RUTHERFORDTON — 2023 has been officially declared the Year of the Trail, by the NC Legislature, and Visit NC. Many local, regional and statewide entities are supporting the Year of the Trail, and aim to raise awareness of the trails, maintain upkeep and expansion of trails, and increase use of the trails.

As a kick-off for the Year of the Trail, Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) invites the public to participate in the First Day Outdoors Contest, on Jan. 1.

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