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Carolina Thread Trail

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


4530 Park Road, Suite 420CHARLOTTE, NC 28209 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Carolina Thread Trail (Thread Trail) is a regional network of over 1,600 miles planned via greenways, natural surface trails and blueways (rivers) that reaches 15 counties and 2.3 million people. Currently, over 260 miles of trail and 170 miles of blueway are open to the public - linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions. The Thread Thread preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history. This is a landmark project that provides public and community benefits for everyone, in every community. The Thread is providing a community and conservation legacy that will give so much, to so many, for so long.


More than a hiking trail, more than a bike path, The Thread Trail preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history. The Carolina Thread Trail was successfully launched in 2007 as a project focused on preserving natural corridors and connecting people to nature through a network of connected trails. Under the leadership of Catawba Lands Conservancy and many local partners, the Carolina Thread Trail strengthens the region and promotes economic development, education, better health and land conservation by connecting people, businesses and communities of diverse backgrounds and interests. The Thread Trail is linking regionally significant trails and many regional attractions. Think of it as a "green interstate system" of major trails and conservation lands created through local efforts throughout the region.


Would you recommend Carolina Thread Trail?
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by John B. (April 14, 2013)
This was really a great time! The staff were all very informative and very friendly. They sent reminders for the event. All the volunteers that showed up were all very energetic and excited to help out. It was a great time working outside with everyone and I plan on doing this again!

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