Events and Programs

Our programs are free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. Click on the titles below to view the program details and registration page.

Members of the Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) and Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) are also invited to attend additional member-only programs!

FEBRUARY

February 10 – Fitness Hike (Belmont, NC)

Saturday, February 10 | 11 am–12:30 pm
Seven Oaks Preserve
2.5 miles | Moderate difficulty | Ages 10+ | No dogs please

February 15 – Sunset Bike Ride (Huntersville, NC)

Thursday, February 15 | 5–6:30 pm
Torrence Creek Greenway Trail 

7.0 miles | Pace 10-12 mph | Easy, paved surface ride | Ages 15+

February 24 – Nature Hike (Mt Pleasant, NC)

Saturday, February 24 | 10–11:30 am
Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail
3.0 miles | Moderate to strenuous hike | Ages 10+ 

MARCH

March 8 – Family Nature Hike with Great Outdoors University (Davidson, NC)

Thursday, March 8 | 5:30–6:30 pm
West Branch Nature Preserve Trail 
1.5 miles | Easy nature hike | Ages 7+ | No dogs please

March 15 – Fitness Walk (Matthews, NC)

Thursday, March 15 | 5:30–6:30 pm
Four Mile Creek Greenway – Matthews
3.0 miles | Easy paved trail | Ages 10+ | Dog-friendly 

March 22 – Sunset Bike Ride and Bike Maintenance Clinic (Rock Hill, SC)

Thursday, March 22 | 5:30–7 pm
Riverwalk: Piedmont Medical Center Trail
10.0 miles | Pace 10 mph | Easy, paved surface ride | Ages 18+

March 24 – Family “I Spy” Nature Hike with CROWN (Charlotte, NC)

Saturday, March 24 | 10–11:30 am
McAlpine Creek Park and Greenway
1.0 miles | Easy paved surface, gravel walk | All Ages | No dogs please

APRIL

April 5 – Fitness Walk (Rock Hill, SC)

Thursday, April 5 | 6-7 pm
Riverwalk: Piedmont Medical Center Trail
2.0 miles | Easy, paved surface walk | Ages 10+ | Dog-friendly

April 7 – Family Volunteer Tree Planting (Denver, NC)

Saturday, April 7 | 9 am–12 pm
Forney Creek Trail
Volunteer and educational event | Ages 7+ | No dogs please

April 14 – Annual Pop-Up Picnic (Charlotte, NC)

Saturday, April 14 | 5:30-8:30 pm
Freedom Park, Charlotte

April 19 – Sunset Bike Ride (Denver, NC)

Thursday, April 19 | 6–7:30 pm
Forney Creek Trail

7.0 miles | Intermediate mountain bike trail ride | Ages 18+

April 27 – Star Party at Pharr Family Preserve (Midland, NC)

Friday, April 27 | 7-10 pm
Pharr Family Preserve
Educational event | All ages welcome! | No dogs please

MAY

May 4 – Nature Hike – Big-Leaf Magnolias (Gastonia, NC)

Friday, May 4 | 1–4 pm
Redlair Preserve
4+ miles | Moderate to strenuous hike | Ages 12+

May 17 – Sunset Bike Ride (Kings Mountain, NC)

Thursday, May 17 | 6:30–8:30 pm
Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

10.0 miles | Pace 10 mph | Easy to moderate, crushed gravel trail ride | Ages 18+

May 24 – Beginner Trail Run at Twelve Mile Creek (Waxhaw, NC)

Thursday, May 24 | 6-7 pm
Twelve Mile Creek Trail
2.5 miles | Moderate difficulty trail run | Ages 10+ | No dogs please

More soon…

 

 

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 Sena McCrory, Program Coordinator, at sena@catawbalands.org.

VOLUNTEER

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with the Thread Trail! We have upcoming workdays scheduled to help build and maintain trails, 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!