The National Park Service and North Carolina State Parks share a birthday this year. Both agencies turned 100! To celebrate the BIG one, the North Carolina State Parks department and Kids in Parks cut the ribbon on a new trail atop Mount Mitchell, the state's first park and the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River. The trail marks the North Carolina State Park's 23rd TRACK Trail and the 80th TRACK Trail in the state!
Since the start of Kids in Parks in 2009, the program has expanded rapidly from the first TRACK Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway to over 100 TRACK Trails in seven different states and Washington, DC.