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NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Hike, Bike, Paddle and Play Across the Region

 

 

 

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

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In 2022, we’re spreading the National Trails Day fun across our entire 15-county footprint with a variety of FREE guided hikes, bike rides and paddles throughout the day in multiple locations. Check out and register for the guided outdoor adventures on the Thread Trail below!

The celebration will be topped off with MusicFest, a concert and picnic featuring Boy Named Banjo, at Wild Hope Farm in Chester, SC. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Carolina Thread Trail.

Can’t make it to one of the guided programs? Find your own trail adventure on our online trail map.

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GUIDED OUTDOOR ADVENTURES


Hike: Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Trail

10 am-12 pm | Statesville, NC

Join Carolina Thread Trail for a guided hike that weaves through a lovely 358-acre property protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy, which is also designated as an NC State Significant Natural Heritage Site for its special biodiversity.

Register here.

 

 


Hike: Twelve Mile Creek Greenway
10 am-12 pm | Waxhaw, NC

This beautiful greenway begins in North Carolina and winds through a park, subdivision and high along the banks of a creek. It then turns into Twelve Mile Creek Trail in South Carolina, but not before crossing a magnificent 170-foot suspension bridge across the creek!

Register here.

 


Bike Ride: Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

9:30-11:30 am | Kings Mountain, NC

Join Carolina Thread Trail Community Coordinator Ashton Lamb for a guided bike tour of the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail. This 8-mile trail will eventually connect the city of Kings Mountain to Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain Military Battlefield, Crowders Mountain, and the Overmountain Victory trail!

Register here.

 


Paddle: Catawba River

9 am-12 pm | Belmont, NC

Join Carolina Thread Trail for a morning guided kayak tour on the Catawba River. A staff guide will take you up the river to explore the natural surroundings and learn about the local ecosystem, while very likely seeing a ton of wildlife.

Register here.

 

 


Music Festival at Wild Hope Farm

3-8 pm | Chester, SC

Enjoy farm-fresh food and drinks and live music featuring Nashville-based BOY NAMED BANJO and Into the Fog! This celebration of all things local on an idyllic organic farm benefits the Carolina Thread Trail and features food trucks, local beer and guided hikes. Tickets are $40; Children 10 and under are free.

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Looking for even more suggestions for where to go on National Trails Day? Download our top ten outdoor adventures to get you started!

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Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Trail
10 am-12 pm | Statesville, NC

Join Carolina Thread Trail for a guided hike that weaves through a lovely 358-acre property protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy, which is also designated as an NC State Significant Natural Heritage Site for its special biodiversity.

Register here.


Guided Hike at Twelve Mile Creek Greenway
10 am-12 pm | Waxhaw, NC

This beautiful greenway begins in North Carolina and winds through a park, subdivision and high along the banks of a creek. It then turns into Twelve Mile Creek Trail in South Carolina, but not before crossing a magnificent 170-foot suspension bridge across the creek!

Register here.

 

 

Biking the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
9:30-11:30 am | Kings Mountain, NC

Join Carolina Thread Trail Community Coordinator Ashton Lamb for a guided bike tour of the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail. This 8-mile trail will eventually connect the city of Kings Mountain to Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain Military Battlefield, Crowders Mountain, and the Overmountain Victory trail!

Register here.

Paddle on the Catawba River
9 am-12 pm | Belmont, NC

Join Carolina Thread Trail for a morning guided kayak tour on the Catawba River. A staff guide will take you up the river to explore the natural surroundings and learn about the local ecosystem, while very likely seeing a ton of wildlife.

Register here.


Music Festival at Wild Hope Farm
3-8 pm | Chester, SC

Enjoy farm-fresh food and drinks and live music featuring Nashville-based BOY NAMED BANJO and Into the Fog! This celebration of all things local on an idyllic organic farm benefits the Carolina Thread Trail and features food trucks, local beer and guided hikes. Tickets are $40; Children 10 and under are free.

Buy Tickets

Guided Hike at Mineral Springs Greenway

Growing Our Greenways: Walk and Bike Ride at McDowell Creek Greenway

Art on the Trail at Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

Get Outdoors with Anne Springs Close Greenway Hiking Club

Explore with Latino Adventuros