Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 9th, 5:30 - 7pm.  The Mills River location of Mountain River Tap and Growlers (Intersection of Hwy 280 and Hwy 191 in Mills River) will host Friends of the Ecusta Trail as its charity of the day.  25% of all tap proceeds on August 9th will benefit Friends of the Ecusta Trail.   If you have never been to a Mountain River tap room, you are in for a treat!  They are located in many of the Triangle Stop Marathon Convenience stores in Transylvania, Henderson and Polk Counties.


Drop in on August 9th to enjoy a pint, fill your growler and speak with Ecusta Trail board members about the latest happenings with the Ecusta Trail.

Transylvania County is holding four public input sessions on the Comprehensive Bicycle Plan.  Recall that in the 2015 Comprehensive Survey Report, the Ecusta Trail was specifically mentioned, by name, as 2nd highest rated item (behind jobs) that residents wanted to see happen as a part of the plan.  See the complete survey report here.   NOW is the time for you to attend one of these sessions and give your input.  Please see the dates, times and places for the public input sessions listed below.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend any of the public input sessions and are encouraged to provide input on the development of the Transylvania County Comprehensive Bicycle Plan. All of the public input sessions will have a drop-in format. 

June 26th at Little River Community Center (191 Little River Church Rd) 6:30pm-8:30pm

June 28th at Rosman Town Hall from 4:30-6:30 pm

July 9th in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library in Brevard from 4:30-6:30 pm

July 16th at the Cedar Mountain Community Center from 4:30-6:30 pm 

Hendersonville, N.C. — On Thursday, March 9, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Chris Burns with Friends of the Ecusta Trail to give us a project update and let us know how the public can help make this trail connecting Hendersonville and Brevard a reality.

As Printed on WLOS

Monday, February 13, 2017

BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — There was renewed talk of a greenway connecting some big-name breweries and a cidery in Western North Carolina on Monday, according to Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter.

The greenway could run beside Highway 280 from Oskar Blues to Bold Rock and then Sierra Nevada.

Laughter said commissioners in her county may vote to start an extensive study on the project this spring and discuss financing.

“Are there ways to create partnerships? Are there ways to find additional grant funds that will help to refine the project and potentially even construct it?” Laughter said.

As Published by Blue Ridge Now 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

With the New Year, came a new strategic plan for the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce. Our previous strategic plan was a three-year initiative that began in 2014 with lofty goals in four main areas of focus — public policy, community development, business development, and workforce development.

Through the leadership of 2014 Board Chairman Dr. Molly Parkhill, 2015 Board Chairman Steve Dozier and 2016 Board Chairman Fair Nabers Waggoner, most of the efforts laid out in the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan were achieved. However, with a growing business community, the Chamber’s work is never done. We continue to work hard to insure that Henderson County is a great place to live, work and play for future generations.