York County Trail Descriptions:
Click below to view the adopted Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for York County. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Morehead, Community Coordinator for York County at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destinations that will be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail:
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a park-like private property which offers 32 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and lessons, primitive camping, fishing, mountain biking and special-event opportunities. According to the greenway’s Web site, “the greenway includes over 190 species of wildflowers, and a great diversity of birds and other interesting 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 built in 1946, which can be used and rented for gatherings, parties and weddings for up to 400 guests.
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, a bedroom community for the booming Charlotte, NC area. The reservation is adjacent to the beautiful Catawba River, designated as a state scenic river in June 2008 by Governor Mark Sanford. 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 York county. Built originally by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Kings Mountain has miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals and the popular Living History Farm.
The farm is a realistic replica of a typical Piedmont farm from the early to mid 1800s. Buildings include a house, barn and gin, and there are gardens and animals, including cows, chickens and a bunch of friendly cats. Regularly scheduled special events at the park bring in local crowds, and 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