Groundbreaking ceremony on Phase II of the Greenway

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McDowell Run for Your Life 5K

The McDowell Health Coalition in partnership with McDowell Trails Association and the YMCA are hosting a 5K Walk/Run Saturday, October 25th at 8:30 am in downtown Marion. More information and registrations details are located at

We also have numerous volunteer opportunities still available and a light lunch will be provided for those who...

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News from the President

Dear McDowell Trails Association Member,

It is a pleasure to send out our first President’s monthly newsletter.  Our goal is to keep you informed of all of the activities occurring with MTA.  The big...

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Phase II - McDowell Greenway
Phase II - McDowell Greenway

Mark Your Calendar -- October 1 at Noon -- Phase II Groundbreaking!

The City of Marion, McDowell County and the McDowell Trails Association will break ground on the second phase of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway on Wednesday, October 1 at 12:00 Noon.  The groundbreaking will take place behind the McDowell House, located on Highway 70 West between Sonic...

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