Saturday, January 27, 2007

Erwin Linear Trail

The Linear Trail in Erwin is a terrific place to go for a stroll, jog or bike ride. Greenbelts or linear trails are popular with city planners today, and Erwin has built a model linear park. You ought to check it out. It starts at the Erwin/Jonesborough exit (#37) of I-26 (behind McDonalds) and runs to the Jackson-Love Exit (# 40). Ambitious plans are in the works to extend the trail south to Chestoa and north to Fishery Park in Erwin (near Exit 36) and eventually to the town of Unicoi and Limestone Cove.

The photos here show the path at different times of the year. The top photo was taken in early November, the middle one in July and the bottom one in early March.


  1. The trail is now complete to Fishery Park. This section starts at McDonalds and is about a mile long. This section of the trail is very beautiful also.

  2. Is the Erwin Linear Trail a park or a recreational trail?


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