Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway

Trail Tips

Bugs Be Gone

Wear light-colored clothing, ideally DEET-free insect repellent, or a headnet to safely keep the biting bugs at bay.

Trailhead

Parking Address: Army National Guard-2100 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC 28054 - MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Parking Address:Ferguson Park-1401 Golf Course Dr, Gastonia, NC 28054 - MAP

 

 

 

Description

This greenway is paved for its entire length, and much of it is lined by mature trees on both sides of the trail. The trail winds alongside Catawba Creek and Avon Creek with a few small bridges crossings along the way. Small benches are spaced throughout the greenway and usually come with good views of the creek as well. There are also numerous informational plaques placed along the trail regarding common bird species that can be found in the area.

You can easily walk to the Schiele Museum of Natural History from this greenway along sidewalk for .25 miles where they showcase a variety of exhibits, a planetarium and a natural surface trail highlighting this area's history from the Native Americans to early European settlers.   

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Gastonia's website for more information, or contact:

City of Gastonia
Parks and Recreation
Director, Parks and Recreation
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: 704-866-6839
recreation@cityofgastonia.com

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Catawba Creek Greenway
(Courtesy: Carolina Thread Trail)

This paved greenway has several neighborhood entrances in Gastonia. Several small bridges cross over the Catawba Creek. There are numerous areas with information about the various species of birds can be found on this greenway along the trail.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Gastonia (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.9 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
PetsNot Permitted
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spaces25-30
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Trail Tips

Beat the Heat

Wear lightweight, breathable clothes and consider exercising in the morning or evening, when it is cooler. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after activity.

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