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Temporary Closure Along the Walking Trail at Lake Junaluska


LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – The Francis Asbury trail will be closed for improvements on Wednesday, December 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Francis Asbury trail is one of the oldest parts of the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail and spans the area between the butterfly garden and the bridge over the dam.

A charitable gift for improving the Francis Asbury portion of the walking trail was given by Grace and her late husband David Stallings of Cairo, Georgia. On December 13, a dead tree will be removed and the remaining areas will be cleared. These will be the final improvements provided for by the Stallings’ gift. The work will be done by Adam Hambleton in conjunction with Roddy Ray, grounds and landscape manager at Lake Junaluska.

An alternate route for navigating the loop of the walking trail is available. People walking the path should detour along Hagood Road and N. Lakeshore Drive past the Lake Junaluska Cross. Maps with detailed information on how to navigate the detour will be available at the front desk of the Bethea Welcome Center, Lambuth Inn and The Terrace.

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Mary Bates
Lake Junaluska
PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745