The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) is an exciting project that’s creating a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. There are 135 miles of The Thread open to the public – linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions.
The Thread preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history. This is a landmark project that provides public and community benefits for everyone, in every community. The Thread is providing a community and conservation legacy that will give so much, to so many, for so long.
Seven Oaks Preserve Trail in Belmont Opens Dec. 6
A NEW trail at the Seven Oaks Preserve in Belmont (near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden) will open on Friday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. You’re invited to join us and walk this new trail! >>
Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day to Support The Thread on Dec. 17
Whole Foods Market Charlotte is supporting your regional trail network in a big way by donating five percent of its net sales on Dec. 17 to the Carolina Thread Trail! Shop at the South Park location on Dec. 17 for natural and organic foods and products, and help support local trails throughout our community. Thank you, Whole Foods Market Charlotte! Learn more. >>
Trash Pick-Up at the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail
A special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the trash pick-up along the shoreline of Lake Wylie at the Seven Oaks Preserve on Nov. 13 and 14. Volunteers and staff made great progress and removed approximately three quarters of a ton of trash and debris. A new trail that will be part of The Thread will open Dec. 6 at this preserve. Thanks again to the City of Belmont and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for all of their support!
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Trail is Now Open in Statesville
A NEW trail at the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council’s Oak Springs Campus in Statesville is now open!
Learn more about this trail that opened Nov. 9! >>
New Trails Connect Two States, Four Counties and Three Parks!
Two existing trails, Ridgeline Trail and National Recreational Trail, that connect Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military
Park and Crowders Mountain State Park will now be added into The Thread, bringing to 132 the total number of miles open to the public. This 15-mile connected trail segment links two states, four counties and three parks together via trail, and is the first cross-county and cross-state trail connection for The Thread. It’s also now The Thread’s longest connected trail segment within our 15-county system!
New Group Connects Women to The Thread!
The Greenway Gals is a group of women who will get together to hike and kayak several times a year along the Carolina Thread Trail! It will be a fun way to experience the outdoors as well as support the mission of The Thread. Learn more and join Greenway Gals! >>
Our Sixth Annual Trail Forum is Dec. 5!
Learn about all things trail within our region at the Sixth Annual Trail Forum on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. Registration is now at capacity. If you’d like to be added to our waiting list, please click here. >>
Thanks for Attending RedSky Gallery/pARTners Art Exhibit, Through the Seasons: Charlotte’s Greenways
|Check out this video of Tom Okel, executive director of Catawba Lands Conservancy, at the opening reception for an art exhibit called Through the Seasons: Charlotte’s Greenways on why conservation and The Thread are so important to our region. The exhibit featured dozens of paintings that capture the natural beauty of Mecklenburg County’s greenways and the proceeds will benefit The Thread. Learn More. >>|
Long Creek Trail is Currently Closed
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department is currently constructing a new wastewater facility near the Long Creek Trail in southwest Mecklenburg County. For your safety, this trail will be closed for approximately eight months while this structure is being constructed. We know this is a popular trail that careens through to a conserved wooded area and connects to trails at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. So, we apologize for the inconvenience and we’ll keep you posted on when this trail will reopen to the public.
Find Trails With Our Interactive Map!
Our interactive map will help you find trails, greenways and blueways on The Thread by location, use or amenities. Find trails and get outside on The Thread! >>
Become a Trailheads Member Today!
Join the grassroots effort to put hundreds of miles of trail on the ground in your community by joining Trailheads with a $25 donation. The first 200 Trailheads will receive a $10 gift card from Jesse Brown’s Outdoors in addition to a car decal and “Inside The Thread” emails. Learn more. >>