The Trail of Tears Memorial Walk will begin 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Cherokee Historical Association building, continuing on the Cherokee River Loop Trail on Acquoni Road, back to Tsali Boulevard onto Drama Road, ending at the Oconaluftee Indian Village and including a tour of the village.
The event honors those forced into exile along the infamous and tragic Trail of Tears.
Registration is $10. Walkers 12 and under are free. Parking will be available at the Oconaluftee Indian Village starting at 8 a.m. with Cherokee Transit providing shuttle service to the Cherokee Historical Association parking lot. Light breakfast will be provided.