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Union County Heritage Trail becomes part of Carolina Thread Trail

Posted on 10/23/19

Carol Larrimore, Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer & Bill Smith, Union County Urban Forester

The Union County Extension Master Gardener Heritage Trail is now officially part of the Carolina Thread Trail system! Led by the Catawba Lands Conservancy, the Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of trails covering 1,610 miles in 15 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina that connect 2.9 million people.

A big thank you and congratulations go to Carol Larrimore, Class of 2010 Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, for her leadership, dedication, and many hours of hard work in creating the Heritage Trail and getting it included as a part of the Carolina Thread Trail system. Carol lead the effort with help and support in the planning, development and building of the Heritage Trail from the Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, local Boy Scout Troop #1 of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Eagle Scouts, Bill Smith, Lisa Thompkins, Larry Mellichamp, North Carolina Union County Extension Center, and Union County Parks & Recreation.


Trailhead at the Union County Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail portion of the Carolina Thread Trail connects with Union County Parks & Recreation Jesse Helms Park trail. The signage for the Union County Heritage Trail portion of the Carolina Thread Trail was installed on Friday, October 17. The Trail is open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. The Trailhead begins at the entrance to the Heritage Trail at the south end of the Union County Agriculture Center property (3230 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC 28112), adjacent to the parking lot. Click here to visit the Carolina Thread Trail website.