Happy Trails: Horse riders get paths in Croatan

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

"I love to ride here," said Debbie Geraty, a member of the trails group from Newport. "We love the fact that since we live on the flatlands, this has a little bit of up and down. You get a lot of the changes in the colors of the seasons. You can ride along the Neuse River and walk on the sand and then head back into the forest. It’s one of my favorite places really. It gives you the illusion that you’re in the mountains but you’re really not."

Mary Humphreys called the trails beautiful and said the blue trail is her favorite.

"The horses love it," she said. "It’s just very peaceful and quite out here."

Eventually the trials could be linked with the state’s Mountains to the Sea Trail.

There is no admission charge to use the trails. The use of motorized all terrain vehicles is prohibited and there is a $500 fine for anyone caught using an ATV on the trail. Pedestrians and bicycles are allowed.

For more information on Benefiting Intracoastal Trails, contact Blood at 249-9850 or by email at hblood@embarqmail.com.

More information is also available by calling the Croatan National Forest office at 638-5628.  

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