City of Eden, Rockingham County, NC
Supporting 2023 as the “Year of the Trail” in North Carolina. The Eden City Council proclaimed 2023 as the Year of the Trail in the City of Eden. This year, the city of Eden focuses on the trails to make it easier for locals and visitors to get outside and enjoy the area’s natural beauty. Nestled in the Piedmont region of the state, Eden is an excellent place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Home to a host of excellent hiking trails whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll or an invigorating outdoor adventure.
One of Eden’s most popular hiking trails is the Smith River Greenway. Right next door to Reynolds Brewing. This hiking trail takes you through a mature hardwood forest with plenty of natural beauty. Along the way, you can spot various forms of wildlife, such as deer and wild turkeys.
There are several benches along the way, so you can take your time and soak in the views.
Matrimony Creek Nature Trail is a one-mile trail by a picturesque waterfall near the Historic Leaksville Mill. At the same time, the trail winds along with the creek for amazing views coming and going.
Looking to go paddling down the river? Let’s go! Grab your canoe or kayak for a beautiful floating experience down the Smith River to the Dan River boat access, or enjoy the Dan River to the Draper Boat landing. Keep an eye out for the otters swimming and playing along the banks. If you are a bird watcher, the heron, cardinals, and bluebirds will keep you in awe. In from out of town and looking for more trails? Rockingham county has a plethora of trails to choose from to explore and opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors.