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Here's when the new Big Creek Greenway trailhead at Halcyon will open
Visitors walk the grounds of Halcyon, the mixed-use development in south Forsyth County that made its public debut on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. - photo by Ben Hendren

For Halcyon, its vision of integrating a mix of office, retail and residential spaces with the nearby Big Creek Greenway has been missing one component since the mega-development opened in September: a way to get on the Greenway.

On Friday, Halcyon announced that its trailhead to the 11-mile path is open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Phil Mays, principal of RocaPoint Partners who developed Halcyon, and Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown, who represents the area, are expected to make remarks.

The new trailhead, located at 6265 Cortland Walk, will be the fourth on the greenway in Forsyth County, along with locations at Union Hill Road, Fowler Park and Bethelview Road.

The Greenway will eventually span 15 miles in Forsyth County when the future Phase 5 is complete.

Map of Big Creek Greenway trailheads

Halcyon’s trailhead is expected to include a station of rentable bikes from Geaux Bikes, the bike share company that started this past June with its first location at Fowler Park.

RocaPoint Partners made heavy use of the Big Creek Greenway’s proximity to Halcyon when it pitched the 134-acre project in 2015. The original plans highlighted “immediate access to the Big Creek Greenway creates a tremendous amenity for the proposed community.”

RocaPoint Partners was responsible for developing the trailhead as well as a parking area, according to conditions set by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.