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.
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
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.
Visit the City of Gastonia's website for more information, or contact:
City of Gastonia
Parks and Recreation
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053