Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail (Thread Trail) is a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. There are 217 miles of trails open to the public – linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions. The Thread Trail 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. It is creating a community and conservation legacy that will give so much, to so many, for so long.

What’s New

Riverbend Canoe and Kayak Launch Opened September 20

1-DSC_0015The Town of Midland will celebrated the grand opening of the Riverbend Farm Trail and Canoe and Kayak Launch. Explore the new natural surface trail or paddle the 4.5-mile Rocky River Blueway from Pharr Family Preserve down to Riverbend Farm. Learn more.


Grand Opening: Catawba Nation Greenway Trail on September 27

catawbaindiannation_webCelebrate National Public Lands Day with us at the grand opening of a new segment of Thread Trail in the Catawba Indian Nation. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12 p.m., join us for a guided nature walk.  A volunteer work day at 9 a.m. precedes the opening festivities. Learn more.



Fall Into The Thread on October 10

INVITEtrailheads2014_Page_1You’re invited to “Fall Into The Thread” Trail with us! Enjoy an evening of live music, libations, local food and the fall season at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors in Charlotte. Special presentation on the value of open space by Conservation Biologist Chris Matthews. Trailheads shirt and gift cards from Jesse Brown’s and Whole Foods Market to attendees. Learn more.



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, $50 or $100 donation. Trailheads membership includes car decal, Inside The Thread e-newsletter with insider information, Trailheads t-shirt, baseball cap, guided hikes and special event tickets!  Learn more