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!

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+

Sunday, May 7 | 2-4 pm
Volunteer Kayak Clean-Up!
Mount Holly, NC
Volunteer Workday | Flatwater Paddle | Kayak and Tools Provided | Ages 10+ | Experienced Paddlers

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

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

Saturday, May 13 | 7:30-9:30 pm 
REI Hike: Women’s Night Out on South Fork Trail
McAdenville/Gastonia, NC
4 miles | Easy Hike | All Ages | Women Only

Tuesday, May 16 | 9:00 am-12 pm
Wildflower Hike- 40 Acre Rock
Kershaw, SC
4 miles | Strenuous Nature Hike | Ages 10+

Thursday, 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

Saturday, May 20 | 9 am–12 pm This program has be rescheduled from May 13.
Kayak with Catawba Riverkeeper: Tailrace Marina
Mount Holly, NC
Moderate Paddle | Gear Provided | Ages 10+

Thursday, May 25 | 6-8 pm
Native Wildflower Hike
Redlair Farm and Forest, Gastonia, NC
2 miles | Strenuous Nature Hike | Ages 10+

JUNE

Saturday, June 3 | 10 am – 2 pm
National Trails Day Festival: South Fork Trail and River
McAdenville, NC
FREE family-friendly event | guided nature hikes| kayak rentals | yoga for hikers | outdoor exhibitors

Saturday, June 17 | 10 am-12 pm
Hike NC for your Health: Murray’s Mill Trail
Catawba, NC
2.8 miles | Easy Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

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 This paddle is currently full. Follow link to be placed on waiting list. 
Kayak with Catawba Riverkeeper: Landsford Canal State Park
Catawba, SC
Moderate Paddle | Gear Provided | Ages 10+

 

JULY

Saturday, July 15 | 10 am-1 pm
Hike NC for your Health: Falcon Trail
Richfield, NC
5.4 miles | Moderate Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

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

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

Saturday, August 26 | 10 am-12:30 pm
Hike NC for your Health: First Broad River Trail
Shelby, NC
4.4 miles | Easy Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

 

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 9 | 10 am-12:30 pm
Hike NC for your Health: Pharr Family Preserve Trail
Midland, NC
3.4 miles | Easy Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

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

Saturday, October 7 | 10 am-12:30 pm
Hike NC for your Health: South Fork Trail
McAdenville, NC
4.0 miles | Moderate Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

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

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 11 | 10 am-12:30 pm
Hike NC for your Health: Mineral Springs
Mineral Springs, NC
3.4 miles | Easy Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

 

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 2 | 10 am-12:30 pm
Hike NC for your Health: Girl Scout, Hornet’s Nest Trail
Statesville, NC
4.2 miles | Moderate Exercise Hike | All Ages | Dog Friendly

 

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!