Events and Programs

Most programs are free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. Click the title below for additional event details.

Members of the Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) and Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) are invited to additional exclusive opportunities. View Member programs!

 

APRIL

Saturday, April 1 | 9 am-1 pm
Hike NC for Your Health: Twelve Mile Creek Greenway
Lancaster, SC
7 miles | Moderate Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

Saturday, April 1 | 9 am-12 pm
Carolina Thread Trail, Catawba Lands Conservancy, and NC Native Plant Society Members: Noticing Nature Walk
McAdenville, NC
3 miles | Nature Walk | Ages 10+

Saturday, April 8 | 9:30 am-11:30 pm
Carolina Thread Trail, Catawba Lands Conservancy, and NC Native Plant Society Members: Native Wildflower Walk
Charlotte, NC
1 mile | Nature Walk | Ages 10+

Tuesday, April 18 | 6–8 pm
Queen City Joyride: Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
4 miles | Easy Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

Saturday, April 22 | 7:30-10:30 pm
NC Statewide Star Party
Mt Pleasant, NC
All Ages

 

MAY

Saturday, May 6 | 10 am-12 pm
Hike NC for Your Health: South Fork Rail Trail
Lincolnton, NC
3.6 miles | Easy Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

Saturday, May 6 | 9:30-11:30 am
Carolina Thread Trail, Catawba Lands Conservancy, and NC Native Plant Society: Native Wildflower Walk
Charlotte, NC
1 mile | Nature Walk | Ages 10+

Tuesday, May 9 | 6–8 pm
Queen City Joyride: Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
8 miles | Easy-Moderate Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

Tuesday, May 11 | 6:30–9 pm
Moonlight Ride on the Thread Trail: Kings Mountain Gateway
Charlotte, NC
10 miles | Intermediate-Advanced Group Bike Ride | Ages 12+ | Bring Your Own Bike

Saturday, May 13 | 9 am–12 pm
Kayak with Catawba Riverkeeper: Tailrace Marina
Mount Holly, NC
Moderate Paddle, Gear Provided | Ages 10+

Tuesday, May 18 | 7:30–9 pm
Moonlight Ride on the Thread Trail: Riverwalk, Piedmont Medical Center Trail
Rock Hill, SC 29730
5 miles | Intermediate-Advanced Group Bike Ride | Ages 12+ | Bring Your Own Bike

Monday, May 22 | All Day

USNWC Homeschool Adventures: All About the Catawba
Charlotte, NC 28214
Homeschool Educational Program | Moderate Paddle | All Ages | Gear Provided | Cost $59

JUNE

Tuesday, June 20 | 6–8 pm
Queen City Joyride: Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
4 miles | Easy Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

Saturday, June 24 | 9 am–12 pm
Kayak with Catawba Riverkeeper: Landsford Canal State Park
Catawba, SC
Moderate Paddle, Gear Provided | Ages 10+

 

JULY

Tuesday, July 18 | 6–8  pm
Queen City Joyride: Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
8 miles | Easy-Moderate Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

Saturday, July 15 | 9 am–12 pm
Kayak with Catawba Riverkeeper: Tailrace Marina
Mt. Holly, NC
Moderate Paddle, Gear Provided | Ages 10+

 

AUGUST

Tuesday, Aug. 15 | 6–8 pm
Queen City Joyride: Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
4 miles | Easy Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

Saturday, Aug. 19 | 9 am–12 pm
Kayak with Catawba Riverkeeper: Tailrace Marina
Mt. Holly, NC
Moderate Paddle, Gear Provided | Ages 10+

 

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 6–8 pm
Queen City Joyride: Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
8 miles | Easy-Moderate Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

 

OCTOBER

Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 6–8 pm
Queen City Joyride: Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
4 miles | Easy Group Bike Ride | Ages 10+

 

PLAN A PROGRAM FOR YOUR GROUP

We would love to plan a program for your group, club or organization! If you would like to set up an Outdoor Adventure or guided Thread Trail tour, please contact Mary Ann, program coordinator.

 

VOLUNTEER

Community Workdays

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with the Thread Trail! We have upcoming workdays scheduled to help build and maintain trail, so get involved today! Learn how you can volunteer.

 

FIND TRAILS

Create your own memories and events on the Thread Trail! Find trails using our interactive map!