American Tobacco Trail, Apex

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The American Tobacco Trail is a 22.6mi long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s. The route crosses through the City of Durham, Durham County, Chatham County, and Wake County. The ATT is part of the East Coast Greenway and is open to pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians and other non-motorized users.Starting from the southern end of the trail in New Hill the 6.5 mile Wake County portion of the trail is gravel, followed by a 4.7-mile multi-use section in Chatham County that contains a paved lane & a gravel, & an 11.4-mile paved section in Durham County on the North End of the trail ending at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park .The 4.7-mile Chatham County section of the trail was built, and is managed, by the Town of Cary .RouteDurham CountyThe ATT begins in the city of Durham across Morehead Avenue from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The trail is a 10ft wide asphalt paved greenway with loose gravel shoulders. It is open to walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers and wheelchair users, but not equestrians.The American Tobacco Trail runs through the city of Durham to the Chatham county line. This segment of the ATT is a designated portion of the East Coast Greenway. A pedestrian bridge was erected over I-40 in April 2013, connecting the northern and southern segments of the Durham County portion of the trail, but due to construction errors did not open until February 2014.
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  • We continue to go back to the American Tobacco Trail. The food is great and the service better. Also my kids like the fact they can watch hockey - they prefer the Flyers; and football (Eagles.......)....  more »
  • I love the ATT. It's nice and wide, mostly flat and nice and shady in the summertime. It can get crowded on the weekends, but it's not usually too bad. The wake county portion is not paved, but it's h...  more »
  • What a great resource for folks that live in this area, or are traveling thru who like to bike or run! Love to walk this trail, always being used and accessible to nearby neighborhoods.  more »
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