Greenways users urged to respect private property

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:33pm

As the world continues coping with COVID-19, a growing number of area residents have been taking advantage of the Town’s 50-plus miles of greenways. Some trail users like to walk and bike for exercise, while others do so for their mental well-being.

Regardless of your reason for using Wake Forest’s greenways, it is important for everyone to respect private property and remain within the confines of the marked trails. Anyone who ventures off the trails onto the adjacent land may be guilty of trespassing.

In North Carolina, trespassing is classified as a Class 2 misdemeanor under NCGS 14-159.12 and punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The Wake Forest Police Department urges greenway users to remain on the trails and off adjacent property. Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is urged to call the Police Department at 919-554-6150.