Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit 2020

The Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit celebrates and supports local trails and the people who are making them happen. Now in its fifth year the Summit is sparking more regional cohesion and vision for our growing trail network in the Triad. We invite you to re-imagine systems, to join with natural allies, and to create strategies for a better future for the Triad and for North Carolina.

The 5th Annual Piedmont Legacy Trails Summit will feature presentations on:

  • Enhancing Trail Equity and Inclusion
  • Rural Trail Marketing and Tourism
  • Innovative Trail Design
  • Parks and Recreation Bond Funding
  • Connecting Health Organizations to Trail Funding
  • Creating a Culture of Walking
  • Interactive discussions on Local and Regional Trail Advocacy
  • Piedmont Legacy Trails Awards

March 26, 2020 8:30am-3pm

Noah's Event Venue
4130 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy
High Point, NC

Keynote 2020: Chuck Flink

Piedmont Legacy Trails is excited to introduce Chuck Flink, one of the Nation’s leading greenway planners and designers, as our keynote for 2020. Chuck hails from Durham, NC where he is president of Greenways Incorporated, a consulting firm that he began in 1986. He has worked on projects both nationally and internationally, and has completed master plans for more than 7,500 miles of community greenways. He has authored a number of books and published periodical pieces, including what the American Planning Association refers to as the “best single reference” on greenway development: “Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design, and Development.” 

Joining us just shortly after his newest publication, Chuck will share messages from his book “The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future” which is anticipated for release on March 3, 2020.

Chuck will conduct a book signing after his presentation. If you would like to have Chuck sign your book, please purchase your copy using the following link and bring your book to the Summit.

Registration coming February 1st!

Designed for Complementary Sectors with Trail Priorities

Policy Makers

City, County, and State policy makers convene at the PLT Summit to learn about and to address ways to improve trail connectivity across our region.

Public Land Managers

State and municipal land managers gather at the PLT Summit to share ideas and opportunities for increasing awareness of trails and their benefits.

Non-Profit Leaders

Non-profit organizations convene at the PLT Summit to create networks, share best practices, and connect with others to create solutions.

Health Professionals

The Health Care community has been advocating for more active communities for more than a decade. At the PLT Summit we discuss nature and trails as the next wellness revolution.

Conservation Advocates

Longstanding leaders in environmental work join us to share their knowledge and energy with other professionals and to enhance their effectiveness and find innovative ways to connect people to the outdoors.

Planners and Engineers

Professionals making trail dreams a reality, planners and engineers join us at the PLT Summit to learn about emerging challenges, best practices, and to share their collective vision for the region.

Outdoor Industry

The North Carolina outdoor economy represents $28 billion in in annual consumer spending. Regional leaders meet at the PLT Summit to discuss ways to protect our natural resources while creating more recreation opportunities for all.

Outdoor Recreationists

Avid users of all kinds of trails represent our grassroots trail advocates and the future of conservation. All are welcome to come learn about how they can advocate for more trails in their community.

The Summit convenes natural allies from many sectors to bring their strengths, to learn from each other, and to inspire one another to create innovative, inclusive, and beautiful trails across the Piedmont Triad.