Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

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Avoid the Ivy

Learn to recognize poison ivy, which commonly grows along the edges of trails, fields, and rivers. If contacted, use soap and a washcloth to vigorously wash the oils from your skin.

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
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: 704-866-6839
recreation@cityofgastonia.com

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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Gastonia (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 2.4 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
Pets Not Permitted
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant Yes
Number of parking spaces 25-30
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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Conscious Crossing

Make eye contact with oncoming drivers before crossing a street, even at a crosswalk. Use crossing signals when available.

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