Welcome to your new National Heritage Area!

Our local pride and joy is now officially a national treasure. After eight years of tireless advocacy, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has become our nation’s newest National Heritage Area (NHA). The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area proudly joins 54 other NHA sites in 32 states, including iconic and historic landscapes such as New York’s Niagara Falls, Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, and North Carolina’s Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

National Heritage Areas are places designated by Congress where historic, cultural, and natural resources combine to form cohesive, nationally important landscapes.

Get Involved

As the named coordinating entity, the Greenway Trust will aim to reach every community and every corner of the 1.5 million acre landscape to engage an inclusive coalition of people as stewards of their public lands, trails, natural resources and cultural heritage. The overarching care for the Greenway, the people who live here, and the connections between them, is the driver of the NHA vision to inspire action to protect and enhance this place we all love.

There are many ways you can get involved as a steward of this landscape: