The Mecklenburg County greenway system is quickly becoming one of the finest in the nation. Greenways are vegetated natural buffers that improve water quality, reduce the impacts of flooding, and provide wildlife habitat. Greenway trails provide recreation, transportation, fitness, and economic benefits for all to enjoy. There are currently 37 miles of developed and 150 miles of undeveloped greenways in Mecklenburg County.
The greenway offers various benefits to its users as well as the surrounding community. For a summary of benefits click the link below. Benefits of Greenways
Carolina Thread Trail: The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of over 500 miles of greenways and trails that reaches 15 counties and 2.3 million citizens. It links people, places, cities, towns and attractions. When you see the Carolina Trail Logo, that will indicate that particular greenway is a section of the Carolina Thread Trail. For more information please visit: Carolina Thread Trail
Lake Norman Bike Route: In years to come, the Lake Norman Bike Route will take shape as a continuous, multi-jurisdictional bicycle route that will encircle Lake Norman, segment-by-segment. It will connect prominent destinations, neighborhoods, and various local bicycle facilities within the surrounding area; providing a safer, useful, and attractive transportation and recreation resource for a wide range of bicyclists. When you see the Lake Norman Bike Route, that will indicate that particular greenway is a section of the Lake Norman Bike Route.For more information please visit: Lake Norman Bike Route