Goat Island Greenway

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Trailhead

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

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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 map or contact:

Town of Cramerton
Parks & Recreation Department
Director, Parks & Recreation
155 N. Main Street
Cramerton, NC 28032
Phone: 704-824-4231
esmallwood@cramerton.org

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The Goat Island Greenway is a paved surface trail that utilizes two pedestrian bridges that cross the South Fork River onto Goat Island Park.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Cramerton (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length0.7 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Other
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesPermitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spaces50+
RestroomsYes
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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