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Parking for Horse Trailers at the ATT

There are 4 facilities on the ATT where horse trailers can be parked

--Scott-King Road parking area (~Mile Post 10) From Scott-King Road parking is accessed via a short dirt driveway which is about 500' east of the ATT. No water is available at this area.
--New Hope Church Road Trailhead (~Mile Post 14.5) Entrance to this parking is about 200' east of the ATT on the south side of New Hope Church Road. Water is available in the rest rooms year 'round and from water fountains seasonally.
--White Oak Church Parking Area (~Mile Post 17, 1305 White Oak Church Road. No water is available at this area.
--New Hill Olive Chapel Road Parking Area (~Mile post 22.3, the south end of the ATT. 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road). No water is available at this area.

TRTC Now Enrolled in AmazonSmile Program

Users at Pittard Sears fountain

We were recently added to the AmazonSmile program. Under this program Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Triangle Rails to Trails whenever you connect to Amazon by clicking here or on the icon on the lower left portion of this page. You can bookmark this link in your browser(s) for use in future purchases. We'll be using the proceeds from this program for routine expenses such as the water bills and annual maintenance on the water fountain at Pittard Sears and for the liability insurance we carry to cover volunteers participating in our workdays.

Upcoming ATT Workday in Durham --October 16, 2021

SO many of you have asked about the next Trail cleanup - so here is the info!
Sat, 10/16 - 9 am
Park on the side of Food Lion, 3022 Fayetteville St.
Meet at the Trailhead as it crosses Fayetteville about 25 yds up the street.
You don't need to bring ANYTHING except family and friends. All equipment is provided by Durham Parks and Rec = grabbers, trash bags, vests, gloves. I provide snacks and water.
Durham Parks and Rec asks us to sign up (for liability and to record volunteer hours - helps with grants, etc). You can sign up until 8 am that morning.
Here is the link: Sign-up Link

Good News on the Pipeline Proposal

It appears that the strong public reaction to Dominion's pipeline proposal and possibly other technical factors have prompted Dominion to rescind their request to use the ATT rail corridor for a new pipeline connector. NCDOT announced on June 2:
"The N.C. Department of Transportation learned yesterday that Dominion Energy has rescinded the request to utilize NCDOT right of way along the American Tobacco Trail for a pipeline. For additional information about Dominion Energy’s proposed pipeline, please contact Persida Montanez with Dominion Energy communications at Persida.montanez@dominionenergy.com. "
Cary and Durham have been notified that Dominion will be evaluating other alignments over the next 60 days. After that is completed some form of public engagement will be scheduled.

Pittard Sears Fountain Closed for the Winter

Closed fountain at Pittard Sears parking area

Due to the sub-freezing temperatures on November 12 through 14, we opted to shut down our fountain to avoid freeze damage to the internal hoses and brass parts vulnerable to freeze damage. Weather permitting, we'll re-open it in late March. The fountains at the New Hope Church Road trailhead have also been shut down but the faucets in the restrooms are still on.

White Oak Creek Greenway Officially Opened on March 9

White Oak and ATT intersection

The White Oak Greenway opening ceremony will be held at 2 pm on March 9th, 2019. This new greenway has been under construction for several years and the final sections were completed late in 2018. It connects with the ATT just north of the Wimberly Road parking area at ~mile 18.25. Give it a try, its all hard surface but has lots of boardwalks and is a bit different than the ATT. This greenway is 7.3 miles long and ends at Bond Park at High House Road.

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