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Goat Island Greenway

The Goat Island Greenway is a paved surface trail that utilizes two pedestrian bridges that cross the South Fork River onto Goat Island Park.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
Location
Cramerton (NC)
Length
0.70 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Pavement, Other
Motorized Vehicles
Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
50+
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

The Goat Island Greenway is .7 miles of paved surface trail, including two pedestrian bridges that go over two sections of the South Fork Catawba River onto Goat Island Park. 

Goat Island Park features an observation pier, two canoe/kayak landings, two picnic shelters, a natural tree house style playground, 18 hole disc golf course, ADA accessible greenway, walking trails, fitness pavilion and an open air amphitheater located in the Town Center. One of the canoe/kayak launches is located behind the fire department and the second one is across the river on Goat Island. There is also a designated pedestrian lane on the roads leading from Lakewood Road to the parking lot at Greenwood Place. 

Other Information

Goat Island received its unusual name from textile engineer Stuart Cramer who facilitated the exponential growth of the town and for whom the town was named. Cramer released goats on the island to control vegetation as early as 1910.

Goat Island Park is a spacious 30 acres, wooded with mature hardwoods, vegetation and wetlands. Throughout the development of the island, special measures were taken to preserve these natural elements.

Trail Manager

Visit the Goat Island Greenway website for more information and printable brochure or contact:

Town of Cramerton
8 Julian Street
Cramerton, NC 28032
704-824-4231
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address: 142 8th Avenue, Cramerton, NC 28032 MAP

Trailhead Location and Additional Parking: MAP

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