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Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Absorb the Beauty of the Wetlands

The Fenwick-Hollowell Trail (also known as the boardwalk that runs behind COA – Elizabeth City) incurred damage from the storm that came through the area on Monday, April 13, 2020. While the boardwalk is still available for public use, entrances will be limited until repairs can be made. You can access the boardwalk at the entrance located behind the Agribusiness program’s greenhouse, as well as the entrance located closest to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. The entrance that is unavailable has been blocked off by maintenance.

Open to the Community

On Feb. 5, 2019, College of The Albemarle (COA) reopened the Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail after renovating 750 feet of its 3,440-foot boardwalk that runs behind COA – Elizabeth City. We encourage the community to visit, take a walk and enjoy the scenery.

The COA Foundation is currently raising funds for phase II of improvements to the trail. Please help us reach our $50,000 goal by designating a gift to the “Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail”:

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Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail
COA – Elizabeth City
1208 N. Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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Boardwalk Restoration

Feb. 11, 2019: Phase I of repairs were completed at the entrance close to the Foreman Center. Phase I restored 750 feet of the boardwalk and was paid for through a Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) grant, acquired by Pasquotank County, at a cost of $90,000. A CAMA grant has also been secured for Phase II to begin in the future.

In support of the ongoing efforts to restore the boardwalk, COA Foundation has set a fundraising goal of $50,000 to aid in the cost of repairs. The Foundation provides a matching cost for the CAMA grant and also pays for the grant writer. You can help us reach our $50,000 goal by designating a gift to the Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail. Thank you for giving!