Signature Events

Come together with your fellow trail and nature lovers at one of our signature events! These annual events celebrate the work we do and the ways that you make trails and outdoor recreation possible. Hit the trails on National Trails Day, learn about new segments of trail with your fellow trail enthusiasts at Trails on Tap or join trail and planning professionals at Trail Forum. There’s something for everyone, so we hope to see you there!

Trail Forum

Presented by LandDesign
Thursday, December 1 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Charles Mack Citizens’ Center
Mooresville, NC
Trail Forum brings together over 250 industry professionals and citizen leaders to continue the momentum in advancing trails. This year, we’re excited to bring you nine informative sessions and a dynamic keynote address by Charles T. Brown of Equitable Cities. Our presenters and exhibitors look forward to helping you facilitate more Thread Trail in your community!

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Celebrated on the first Saturday of June, our National Trails Day celebration is a great way to kick off the summer, with FREE bike, kayak and SUP rentals, nature and history walks, bike tours, yoga, kids activities, live music, food truck and outdoor themed exhibitors.  Join us at our 2021 celebration at Mount Holly’s Tuckaseege Park and Catawba Riverfront Greenway for a day of fun!

Saturday, June 4, 2022 

Carolina Thread Trail Segments Across the Carolinas

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Our annual spring celebration hosted with Catawba Lands Conservancy, the Pop-Up Picnic is celebrated with an evening of fun on the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph! Enjoy picnic baskets filled by local area restaurants and beer and wine from local vendors.


October 2022

Charlotte, NC

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