North Carolina Gullah Geechee Greenway Blueway Heritage Trail

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Brayton Willis, Chairman & Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Brayton Willis
Main Address

North Carolina Gullah Geechee Greenway Blueway Heritage Trail
PO Box 1372
Leland, NC, NC 28451
United States

What We Do

The mission of this project is to further preserve, protect and celebrate the culture and heritage of the Gullah Geechee people and their important link to the Lower Cape Fear River area through active community involvement to develop and maintain a 30-mile Heritage Trail. The Vision for this effort embraces sustainable recreation, transportation, and tourism opportunities for residents and visitors of Brunswick County while providing safe multi-use paths to destinations and activities. In our rapidly growing area, this unique opportunity will preserve, protect, and celebrate the Gullah Geechee Culture for future generations. The proposed greenway route would connect many of the historic features along the coastline of the Cape Fear River. Our proposal will help ensure that the contributions of the Gullah Geechee people to their language, customs and crafts are properly recognized and celebrated.

Interesting Info
  • Serving Brunswick County and all those from all over the world interested in the Gullah Geechee Heritage and Culture
  • Trails and greenways provide countless opportunities for economic renewal and growth. Increased property values and tourism and recreation-related spending
  • This Heritage Trail will provide a fun and healthy way to explore the history of the Gullah Geechee and their connection to the Lower Cape Fear River
Geographic Location

Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender