Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail - Wil-Cox Bridge/Trading Ford Recreation Area

The goal of the The Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail / Wil-Cox Bridge Recreation Area development project is to increase accessibility and awareness of the Yadkin River by improving access points, amenities and programming.
  • Davidson
  • Davie
  • Rowan

The Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail on the Yadkin River is a 22 mile section of river that winds through the Yadkin Valley of Davidson, Davie, and Rowan Counties. Funds awarded by the Duke Energy Water Resource Fund will assist with providing public access and a riverwalk at one of the three access improvement projects currently underway on this historical section of the Yadkin River in Davidson County. This section of river and our commitment to public access improvement will provide connectivity to thousands of acres of public or soon to be public lands and waterways, offering educational, environmental, recreational, and economic development opportunities for people of all walks of life, that live and visit Davidson County and the entire region of the Yadkin Valley.

-Chris Phelps, Executive Director of the Tourism Recreation Investment Partnership for Davidson County.



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.