New Nature Trail Opened in Tarboro

June 11, 2012

Tar River Land Conservancy and the Town of Tarboro held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Tarboro to mark the opening of a new nature trail.  Several dozen business leaders, elected officials, and community members attended the event to walk the trail and celebrate its opening.  The nature trail is three-tenths of a mile long with entrances on both E. St. James Street and Panola Street.

The new trail is located on nine acres of land purchased by Tar River Land Conservancy from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in 2010.  The Conservancy transferred the land to the Town of Tarboro to expand Riverfront Park as part of the Town’s 250th anniversary.

“We are excited that this trail will give Tarboro residents and visitors another opportunity to be active and enjoy the outdoors,” noted Derek Halberg, Executive Director of the Conservancy.  “We are so grateful to everyone who helped bring the vision for this property to reality.”

The purchase of the parkland and building of the trail were made possible with support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, the Nicholas Bunn Boddie Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation, and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina.

Please watch the video of the ribbon cutting with remarks from Tarboro Mayor Donald Morris at