Hiker Trailheads Membership Redemption – Fall into the Thread

Thank you for coming to Fall into the Thread! Since someone else purchased your ticket, please redeem your Hiker Trailheads membership here that is included in the ticket price. Your one-year membership includes monthly Carolina Thread Trail eNews, three mailed newsletters, car magnet and one ticket to Fall into the Thread which you attended!

Please fill out all pieces of this form. Happy trails!

Greenway Gals Paddle: October 18

Greenway Gals Paddle 2013Wednesday, October 18 | 8:30 am-2 pm
South Fork River Blueway
261 Stanley-Spencer Mountain Road
Spencer Mountain, NC
Easy to Moderate Paddle | Gear Provided | Ages 10+

Exclusive Greenway Gals paddle down the South Fork Catawba River! Registration form below.

Join us for an easy to moderate, 5.5-mile guided paddle on the South Fork River from Spencer Mountain to McAdenville. The paddle take 2-3 hours, is appropriate for paddlers of all levels and will include lunch and shuttling.

Due to the restriction on number of participants, members are not permitting to bring a guest.

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Space is limited; advance registration required.

What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about local flora and fauna and share stories of community history and the protected properties that border the river.
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate: kayak rental, paddle and life jacket.
  • Lunch.

What to Bring

  • Water bottle.
  • Good closed toed shoes that you do not mind getting wet.
  • Sunscreen and bug spray.

Greenway Gals Paddle Oct. 18

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Greenway Gals Paddle: October 16

Greenway Gals Paddle 2013

Greenway Gals Paddle 2013Monday, October 16 | 8:30 am-2 pm
South Fork River Blueway
261 Stanley-Spencer Mountain Road
Spencer Mountain, NC
Easy to Moderate Paddle | Gear Provided | Ages 10+

Exclusive Greenway Gals paddle down the South Fork Catawba River! Registration form below.

Join us for an easy to moderate, 5.5-mile guided paddle on the South Fork River from Spencer Mountain to McAdenville. The paddle take 2-3 hours, is appropriate for paddlers of all levels and will include lunch and shuttling.

Due to the restriction on number of participants, members are not permitting to bring a guest.

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Space is limited; advance registration required.

What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about local flora and fauna and share stories of community history and the protected properties that border the river.
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate: kayak rental, paddle and life jacket.
  • Lunch.

What to Bring

  • Water bottle.
  • Good closed toed shoes that you do not mind getting wet.
  • Sunscreen and bug spray.

Greenway Gals Paddle Oct. 16

Sign up for our Greenway Gals ONLY paddle!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sept 24 Member Paddle

Sunday, September 24 | 8:30 am-2 pm
Riverwalk Kayak and Canoe Launch – REGISTRATION FOR THIS PADDLE HAS CLOSED!
575 Herron’s Ferry Road
Rock Hill, SC
Easy Paddle | Gear Provided | Ages 10+

Open to members of Trailheads at the Trailblazer level and Catawba Lands Conservancy members at the Catawba Corps and Catawba Society level.

Join us for a moderate, 1-2-hour guided paddle on the Catawba River along the Riverwalk Piedmont Medical Center Trail. The paddle will start at the Riverwalk Kayak and Canoe Launch and end downriver right before the Riverwalk Dam.

This paddle is appropriate for paddlers of all levels, especially beginners. Each member is welcome to bring one guest.

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Space is limited; advance registration required.

What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail, local flora and fauna and share stories of community history
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate: kayak rental, paddle and life jacket
  • Water and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray

Become a member of Carolina Thread Trail or Catawba Lands Conservancy today and join us for this members-only excursion!

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PADDLE HAS CLOSED!

Oct 9 Members’ Crowders Mountain Fall Hike

Monday, October 9 | 9 am-1 pm 
Crowders Mountain State Park
522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
4.3 miles | Moderate to Strenuous Hike | All Ages | Dogs Allowed

Join us for a hike at Crowders Mountain State Park! This member exclusive, 4.3-mile hike, led by GIS Director and Biologist Sean Bloom, will take us over the summit of Crowders Mountain and then down the 336 steps of the Backside Trail. The hike will begin at the visitors’ center and head north on the Crowders Trail, connect with the Rocktop Trail at the summit, come down the Backside Trail and reconnect with the Crowders Trail to the visitors’ center.

Location: Meet at the Crowders Mountain State Park visitors’ center (see address above).

Cost: Free for members of CTT and CLC.

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.
  • Must be a member of CTT at one of these levels: Trekker Trailhead, Trailblazer Trailhead, Greenway Gals and/or CLC: Catawba Corps, Catawba Corps Friend, Catawba Corps Sustainer, and/or Catawba Corps Society.
  • Members are welcome to bring one guest.
  • Not a member? Join now.

What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail and local flora and fauna
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Sunscreen and bugspray
  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Registration for this hike is now closed!

Jan 17 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail, Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

Thursday, Jan 17 | 4-6 pm
Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Kings Mountain Gateway Trailneed now
126 W Gold St
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
12 miles | Moderate Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+ | Dog Friendly

Join us for an inclusive group ride. Together we will ride along Kings Mountain Gateway Trail, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride from the town of Kings Mountain along  paved, gravel, and natural surface trail as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail.  Come along and enjoy an evening on the Thread Trail!

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.

 What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail, local flora and fauna, and share stories of community history
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate including headlamp to borrow and reflective vest to borrow for the ride
  • Snack and drink

What to Bringneed now

  • Please bring your own bike
  • Please bring your own helmet
  • Water
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

    Jan 17 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

    Register to join us for the bike ride!

Dec 21 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail, Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway

Thursday, Dec 21| 4-6 pm
Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Avon/Catawba Creek Greenwayneed now
1401 Golf Course Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
6 miles | Easy Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+ | Dog Friendly

Join us for an inclusive group ride. Together we will ride along Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride beside the creek and along a paved trail as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail.  Come along and enjoy an evening on the Thread Trail!

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.

 What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail, local flora and fauna, and share stories of community history
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate including headlamp to borrow and reflective vest to borrow for the ride
  • Snack and drink

What to Bringneed now

  • Please bring your own bike
  • Please bring your own helmet
  • Water
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

    Dec 21 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway

    Register to join us for the bike ride!

Nov 16 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail, McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenway

Thursday, Nov 16 | 4-6 pm
Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenwayneed now
110 Old Bell Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
8 miles | Easy Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+ | Dog Friendly

Join us for an inclusive group ride. Together we will ride along McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride beside a wildlife rich area and along boardwalk, paved, and gravel trails as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail.  Come along and enjoy an evening on the Thread Trail!

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.

 What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail, local flora and fauna, and share stories of community history
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate including headlamp to borrow and reflective vest to borrow for the ride
  • Snack and drink

What to Bringneed now

  • Please bring your own bike
  • Please bring your own helmet
  • Water
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

    Nov 16 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenway

    Register to join us for the bike ride!

Sept 21 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail, Long Creek Preserve Trail

Thursday, Sept 21 | 6:30-7:30 pmneed now
Long Creek Preserve Trail
5500 Whitewater Center Parkway, (turn into the gravel driveway names “Staff/Overflow Parking” on the right before you enter the fee station for the Whitewater Center)
Charlotte, NC 28214
15 miles | Moderate Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+ | Dog Friendly

Join us for a group mountain bike. Ride along Long Creek Preserve Trail, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride beside the Catawba River and over this hilly, gravel and natural-surface trail as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail.  Join us and ride into the sunset.

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.

 What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail, local flora and fauna, and share stories of community history
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate including headlamp to borrow and reflective vest to borrow for the ride
  • Snack and drink

What to Bringneed now

  • Please bring your own bike
  • Please bring your own helmet
  • Water
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

    Sept 21 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Long Creek Preserve Trail

    Register to join us for the bike ride!

Oct 19 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail, Clark’s Creek and Mallard Creek Greenway

Thursday, October 19  | 5-8 pm
Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Clark’s Creek and Mallard Creek Greenwayneed now
201 East Mallard Creek Church Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
15 miles | Moderate Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+ | Dog Friendly

Join us for an inclusive group ride. Together we will ride along Mallard Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. We will ride beside neighborhoods and along a paved trail as the sun sets. Hear from our Community Coordinator, Bret Baronak as he discusses the on-going development of the Thread Trail.  Come along and enjoy an evening on the Thread Trail!

Requirements and Recommendations

  • Pre-registration is required for this FREE tour. Register using the form below.

 What is Provided

  • Guide and staff to answer questions about the trail, local flora and fauna, and share stories of community history
  • All required gear and safety equipment to participate including headlamp to borrow and reflective vest to borrow for the ride
  • Snack and drink

What to Bringneed now

  • Please bring your own bike
  • Please bring your own helmet
  • Water
  • Good closed toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

 

Oct 19 Sunset Ride on the Thread Trail: Clark's Creek and Mallard Creek Greenway

Register to join us for the bike ride!