If you’ve lived in the Charlotte area for long chances are you’ve ventured over to Crowders Mountain on a spring Saturday morning. It’s one of the most popular hiking trails in the area. And now it’s set to get even better. North Carolina Parks announced a multi-million dollar capital improvement project for state parks including $2 million for Crowders Mountain trails.
“These much-needed park improvement projects will bring several of our state parks facilities at some of our most visited parks up to modern standards to improve our visitors’ experiences in the parks,” said N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary D. Reid Wilson. “We remain grateful to the General Assembly and Governor Roy Cooper for providing significantly increased investments in the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund over the last two years, a clear recognition of the importance of our state parks to the people and economy of North Carolina.”
WSOC-TV reports the funds will be used to repair and improve hiking trails that were heavily used by visitors. No word on if these repairs will close trails to visitors for any period of time. I can’t wait til the weather is warm enough to enjoy the Crowders Mountain trails again.
For more information about North Carolina State Parks visit their website.