The Greenbelt extension near Exchange Place to the Cleek Road pedestrian path is now officially complete.
This new extension, made possible through a generous grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, has allowed the city to lengthen the trail by about a mile on the Exchange Place side. Now that construction is finished, walkers will have the option to forgo the large gravel hill approaching Exchange Place and enjoy a less strenuous stroll to Cleek Road. The trail also allows access to beautiful vistas of the area’s farmland as well as a view of a waterfall.
While there is currently no available parking or trailhead access at Cleek Road, the newly extended trail can be accessed from the Indian Trail and Exchange Place trailheads. The city hopes that this newest section of the Greenbelt will be a valuable addition to the Kingsport community.
The Kingsport Greenbelt is a ten-mile walking and biking trail more than 20 years in the making. It stretches from one end of the city to the other, from the Exchange Place to Riverfront Park. This new section of the trail includes a raised boardwalk similar to other spots on the Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is not just open to walkers and recreational runners, but to cyclists and skaters as well.