Friends of the Fonta Flora State Trail (FFFST) Board. led by Judge Bob Hunter, is getting off the ground. FVR has a seat at the table representing trails for Burke County and FVR President Beth Zimmerman Heile will serve as FFFST Treasurer. When completed, the Fonta Flora State Trail will stretch from Morganton to Asheville, across three counties. There are equal number of reps from Burke, McDowell and Buncombe on the board. Membership details will be coming soon. Plenty of trail is already on the ground in Burke County – Trail in Burke County.
The Burke River Trail will pick up at the end of the Morganton Catawba River Greenway (which is part of the Fonta Flora State Trail) and head east to Catawba County. So, in a way, the trail will be coming to Valdese stopping at McGalliard Falls Park and Valdese Lakeside Park.