Saturday, June 3, 2023

Hike, Bike, Paddle and Play Across the Region




Be a part of our region’s largest
celebrations of trails and the outdoors.


On June 3, we’re spreading the National Trails Day fun across North Carolina and South Carolina with a variety of FREE guided hikes and bike rides throughout the day in multiple locations.

Check back soon as more outdoor adventures are added! Advance registration is requested by clicking below.

We have a special matching gift challenge underway, in honor of National Trails Day! Make a gift now through June 30 to have twice the impact for trails.

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Join a member of the Thread Trail staff to experience some of their favorite trails! Space is limited on these guided adventures and advance registration is requested.


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Guided Hike 9 am
Pharr Yarns Family Trail Hike
McAdenville, NC


Guided Hike 9 am
Forney Creek Trail
Denver, NC


Guided Hike 10 am
Buffalo Creek Preserve
Mt. Pleasant, NC


Guided Mountain Bike Ride 9 am
Lake Whelchel Trail
Gaffney, SC


Guided Hike 9 am
Lake Whelchel Trail
Gaffney, SC


Guided Hike 10 am
Rocky Creek Trail
Great Falls, SC



Many of municipal partners and community partners are also hosting hikes and events to celebrate National Trails Day. Check them out below!


Mount Holly’s National Trails Day Celebration
10 am-2 pm
Tuckaseege Park
Mount Holly, NC

This family-friendly event celebrates outdoor exploration at the Mount Holly River Hawk Greenway. Enjoy kayak rentals, yoga classes, bike tours, live music by Johnny Rockett and vendors.

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Anne Spring Close Greenway
Fort Mill, SC

Free admission on National Trails Day! Plus a variety of guided hikes throughout the day.

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McAdenville Community Day
4-9 pm
McAdenville, NC

Enjoy food trucks, live music, children’s games, kayak rentals and more. Finish off the day with fireworks over the McAdenville lake. Ribbon cutting of the newest section of the Carolina Thread Trail at 4 pm.

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Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
Kings Mountain, NC

Yoga and scavenger hunt at 9 am, and fitness challenge at 10 am.

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Guided Hike 9 am
First Broad River Trail
Hosted by Latinos Aventureros
Shelby, NC

Join bilingual hiking group Latinos Aventureros on a 3-mile hike suitable for all skill levels. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, snacks, and comfortable hiking shoes. Registration is requested.


Tails and Trails
Hosted by Lancaster County Parks and Recreation
and Lancaster County Stormwater
Walnut Creek Park | Lancaster, SC

Enjoy a walk along the trail with shelter dogs from the Lancaster SPCA. Other outdoor activities include volleyball, badminton, frisbee, and a dog wash station.

Registration not required.


Find your own trail adventure on our online trail map.


Looking for ideas for trails to visit? Download our Guide to 6 Springtime Adventures on the Thread Trail

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Community partners hosting their own event on the Carolina Thread Trail, please complete the form below to have it added here.

Partner Event Form