Mecklenburg County Trail Descriptions:
Click below to view the adopted Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for Mecklenburg County. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Morehead, Community Coordinator for Mecklenburg County at email@example.com.
Destinations that will be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail:
Davidson College is a liberal arts institution founded in 1837 by ministers of the Concord Presbytery. Its 1,700 students come from almost every state in the nation and many foreign countries. A highly selective admission process brings students who are proven scholars and leaders to a close campus community in the small town of Davidson, North Carolina.
102 N. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036-9402
Phone: (704) 892-2000
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
According to Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department, when complete, the greenway will feature 15 miles of paths, habitats and flowing water from Cordelia Park just north of uptown, through the Midtown Square area, then on to the South Carolina line, conveniently linking CPCC, Carolinas Medical Center and the Park Road and Carolina Place shopping areas.
The initial legs of the Carolina Thread Trail were designated in the Mecklenburg County Master Greenway Plan Update that was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on May 7th, 2008. Additional legs may be added once the county engages additional municipalities into the process. The second phase of designations is expected to be complete within a year. Click here to view the initial designations.
5841 Brookshire Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28216
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is the world’s premier outdoor recreation and environmental learning center. Alongside mountain-biking trails, a climbing center, running trails, a ropes course and camping areas, the park’s unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and canoe/kayak enthusiasts of all abilities. The USNWC is only 10 minutes from downtown Charlotte and provides over 300 acres of woodlands along the scenic Catawba River.
820 Hawfield Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
UNC Charlotte, a Charlotte-area research-intensive university, is the fourth largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system and the largest institution in the Charlotte region. The university comprises seven professional colleges and currently offers 17 doctoral programs, 59 master’s degree programs and 85 leading to bachelor’s degrees. More than 900 full-time faculty comprise the university’s academic departments, and the 2006 fall enrollment exceeded 21,500 students. UNC Charlotte boasts more than 75,000 living alumni and adds 4,000 to 4,500 new alumni each year.
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001