North Carolina’s Central Park Identity Development

Yadkin-Pee Dee Lakes Project
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to help implement a two-year strategic plan to develop a branded tourism initiative and marketing plan for seven rural counties in central North Carolina. This project will result in a clear destination image for the region, to be known as North Carolina’s Central Park, and the development of four thematic heritage trails (Settlers Trail, Birding & Natural History trail, Transportation & Industry Trail, and the Agriculture Trail) that will both attract visitors and enhance their experience by physically linking historic sites and communities in these seven counties.

Dr. Nancy Gottovi100 Russell StreetP.O. Box 159Star, North Carolina 27356(910) 428-9001
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