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Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

This paved, 2.7-mile greenway has several neighborhood entrances in Gastonia. Several small bridges cross over the creeks. There are numerous areas with information about the various species of birds that can be seen along the trail.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
Location
Gastonia (NC)
Length
2.70 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Not Permitted
Parking Spaces
25-30
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

This greenway is paved for its entire length of 2.7 miles, and much of it is lined by mature trees on both sides of the trail. The trail winds alongside Avon Creek and Catawba Creek with a few small bridges crossings along the way. Benches are placed throughout the greenway and usually provide good 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 0.5 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
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
704-866-6839
recreation@cityofgastonia.com
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Trailhead Information

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

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