Promoting a sense of community, healthy living, and making our area an even better place to call home.
Alamance County is thriving more than ever making it one of the favorite areas to live in the state of North Carolina! In the heart of the county sits the city of Burlington and just next door, the town of Elon, both incredible communities in and of themselves.
In 2017, Burlington began to visualize how it could better accommodate its growing number of residents who are choosing walking, running, and biking as hobbies, exercise, even transportation and in turn build a stronger than ever connection with its neighbor, Elon. The two communities began to work together and as a result, the recently opened and beautiful Burlington-Elon Greenway/Bikeway was born.
This new greenway came with much public input and numerous studies to be sure it was meeting our recreational needs while also providing a transportation resource. The 3.6 trek does all of this while encouraging us to get healthy and just be outdoors! It also enhances community involvement as you travel the route from Elon to downtown Burlington, enjoy the shops and restaurants, support our local business owners, all of which are essential to our continuing to thrive.
Elon University is also excited to see the greenway provide its students who don’t have transportation a way to safely and easily access downtown Burlington as well. Even students with vehicles will find the greenway a healthier and more enjoyable alternate to access Burlington in turn cutting down on traffic between the two communities.
While the concept of a greenway is new to our area, once visited, it doesn’t take long to see the vision and the benefits this greenway is providing Elon and Burlington and its surrounding areas making it an even more special place to call home.
The city website page for the Burlington-Elon Greenway/Bikeway can be found here. A new phase is also underway that will connect Burlington’s animal shelter to the Haw River Trail allowing potential pet owners to take shelter animals for a walking before choosing to adopt.
by Tracey Ebert