The allure of greenways, throughout the region

Contributor: Nancy Pierce

Communities around the Charlotte region are building greenways for residents to use for walking, bicycling, hiking and even skating.

The Carolina Thread Trail has played an important role in making these new pathways a growing transportation and recreation resource. The Foundation For The Carolinas helped initiate that project and The Catawba Lands Conservancy now leads the effort, which aims to create a regional system of connecting trails, each built with local community planning.

Since 2007, 93 miles have been completed on the Thread Trail, part of a goal to complete 1,200 to 1,500 miles by the end of the project.

Enjoy these photographs by Nancy Pierce showing people enjoying the greenways of our region.

Explore the Thread Trail with an interactive map.

– John ChesserBrad Satterwhite