Metropotitan Ave , Charlotte, NC
We will take our time, so much to see.
The trail is a beautiful urban gem, connecting several parks, shops and dining TO EAT ON THE WAY, gardens, and public art pieces.
Hike level: easy to moderate (because of length)
Duration: right at 2 hours
Terrain: pavement and concrete
Terrain: All of our walk will be on pavement and concrete, also crossing some neighborhood streets.
Parking lot at Target PARKING LOT ON FIRST FLOOR ,900 Metropolititan Ave,Charlotte,NC- My car is an Nissan, Murano,2008 color Burgundy.
The greenway will feature over 19 miles of trails and land connectors, from Toby Creek Greenway on North Tryon Street to Cordelia Park just north of uptown. The greenway will continue through the urban section and on to the South Carolina state line, conveniently linking Central Piedmont Community College, Carolina Healthcare System and the Park Road and Carolina Place shopping areas among many other destinations.
A space for quiet reflection or a social hot spot, the greenway will be built with the diversity that has Charlotte/Mecklenburg in mind. The walker, jogger, tourist, nature lover, bench sitter or cyclist will delight in this path that connects us all. Urban Little Sugar Creek also includes a major stream restoration project to enhance water quality.
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Carolina Thread Trail
The Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, runs along eastern Charlotte and will one day stretch more than 15 miles down to the Catawba River in neighboring South Carolina. As of 2012, the trail offers four completed sections:
■Cordelia Park to 12th Street (0.95 miles)
■E. 7th Street to Morehead Street (1.29 miles)
■Morehead Street to Brandywine Road (2.88 miles)
■Huntingtowne Farms Park (0.79 miles)
The trail is a beautiful urban gem, connecting several parks, schools, recreational facilities, shopping and dining areas, gardens, and public art
Watch for olive-brown “pancakes” floating in the water at the edge of slow-moving, sandy areas of the stream. Take a closer look and you’ll find the “pancakes” have legs and a long neck with a snorkel nose at the top. These round, floating objects are actually Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtles, a species of special concern in North Carolina. These turtles have a soft, flat shell and can quickly disappear by burying in the sand. Please observe these special creatures from a distance because they can and will bite!
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