Happy Trails: Horse riders get paths in Croatan

Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 07:27 PM.

Foster said the horse trails are rare in the eastern part of the state and he has already been contacted by two other groups about them.

"It’s going to be a point of destination for the Croatan," he said. "There are not many trails of this magnitude in eastern North Carolina.

"Once that it becomes established I believe that people are going to drive from all across the state to do this trail."

Foster said the trail has a variety of scenery.

"It goes down along the river. There’s some really magnificent things down there to look at," he said. "It goes all the way through upland hardwood to bottomland hardwood."

Edward Lloyd, of Havelock, came out for Sunday’s ride.

"This is very much an asset for the horse people around here," he said. "One of our big hopes is that the forest service will turn this into a facility where we can camp overnight with our horse trailers. That’s something that we really need because it would help draw in more people from further away."

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