NC Paddle Trails Association
Empowers Communities
The mission of the N.C. Paddle Trails Association is to empower communities in the local development, maintenance and restoration of paddle trails in North Carolina thereby nurturing economically and environmentally sustainable communities.

The success of hiking and biking trails in attracting new users motivates NCPTA to mirror that approach in growing paddlesports in pursuit of its goals:
  • Work with the state of North Carolina to provide infrastructure for local paddling initiatives to develop, maintain, restore and promote paddle trails.
  • Support continued development of electronic and hard copy trail maps.
  • Help meet informational needs of paddlers and paddling organizations.
  • Coordinate use and access to public water.
    Provide statewide representation on issues related to the development, use and management of paddle trails.
  • Improve economic and environmentally sustainable communities through paddle trails.
  • Provide state-wide support for paddle trail development at the local level.
Flash Photos courtesy Tom Potter & Jim Wei
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