Trail Spotlight: Riverwalk
Get your fix of outdoor adventure on the Riverwalk: Piedmont Medical Center Trail! This trail runs along the Catawba River for 2.5 miles and is a part of the Riverwalk community, which prides itself in facilitating a dynamic outdoors lifestyle. Here you can find launches to access the river and a variety of athletic fields and greens that are scattered within walking distance of the trail. Riverwalk also connects with the River Park Trail, creating almost 3.5 miles of continuous trails.
The Blue Star Trail runs through the Anne Springs Close Greenway and is made up of a variety of surfaces, allowing for a variety of activities! Explore pasture and forest on horse, foot or bike. A suspension bridge adds a further sense of adventure to this 1.4-mile trail!
Destinations that will be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a park-like private property offering 32 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and lessons, primitive camping, fishing, mountain biking and special-event opportunities. The greenway includes over 190 species of wildflowers and a great diversity of birds and other wildlife. The area also includes the 28-acre Lake Haigler, four other fishing ponds which are each approximately 4 acres in size and Steele Creek. The Greenway also has a Dairy Barn, Adventure Center, pavilion for music and events, and a Recreation Complex with mountain biking trails.
288 Diary Barn Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29175
The Catawba Cultural Preservation Project Center maintains a collection of historic American Indian displays and artifacts. The old reservation schoolhouse now houses numerous displays plus a craft store. A nature trail takes you down to an archaeological site, a Native American garden, and a reconstructed bark house. At the end of the trail you can get a magnificent view of the Catawba River.
1536 Tom Stevens Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of South Carolina. The tribe’s reservation is located in York County adjacent to the Catawba River, a state scenic river. The Catawba are proud of their past, and they continue to make pottery, sing, dance, drum, and share their heritage and culture. A variety of programs for visitors are offered at the Cultural Center.
Catawba Indian Nation
996 Avenue of the Nations
Rock Hill, SC 29730
The Catawba River is 224 miles long, and begins on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in McDowell County, flowing east into Lake Wylie on the North Carolina-South Carolina border. It contains the most major dams of any North Carolina river. The Catawba River provides plenty of opportunity for paddling and fishing.
Kings Mountain State Park is a 6,885-acre park located in adjacent York County with miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals and the popular Living History Farm. The park is also adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park located in both York and Cherokee counties, site of a pivotal Revolutionary War battle.
1277 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702