Lincoln County Trail Descriptions:
Click below to view the adopted Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for Lincoln County. If you have any questions, please contact Randi Gates, Community Coordinator for Lincoln County at email@example.com.
Destinations that will be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail:
Lincolnton, NC, is a small downtown historic district located in Lincoln County, NC. This area was incorporated in 1785; Lincolnton is the second oldest incorporated city in North Carolina west of the Catawba River. Its tree-lined streets, particularly West Main Street and South Aspen Street, boast of a number of historic homes constructed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Lake Norman’s surface area, when filled to capacity, is 32,510 acres with a shoreline of 520 miles and a main channel 34 miles in length — thus its nickname, the “Inland Sea.” It is home to Lake Norman State Park, which covers 13 miles of the shoreline and provides boating access. The park also boasts its own 33-acre lake where fishing and boating are enjoyed. And with hiking trails, picnic areas, interpretive programs and campgrounds, there’s more to Lake Norman State Park than merely water.
159 Inland Sea Lane
Troutman, NC 28166
Mountain Island Educational State Forest
Concentrating on Forestry Best Management Practices related to water quality, Mountain Island Educational State Forest is located on an important conservation easement. Mountain Island Lake, from which the forest takes its name, provides water for one out of every twelve residents of North Carolina. Currently under construction, MIESF will open for general public access in the near future.
1933 Mountain Island Highway
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail
Walkers, joggers, strollers and cyclists use the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail to stretch their legs and renew their souls. The trail from Pine Street to Motz Avenue is one mile in length.