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Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Brandywine Road to 7th Street Segment

This segment of Little Sugar Creek Greenway extends nearly 4 miles from Brandywine Road to 7th Street in Charlotte, connecting numerous attractions such as Freedom Park, the nature museum, Metropolitan shopping area and Central Piedmont Community College.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
Location
Charlotte (NC)
Length
3.90 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Boardwalk, Sidewalk, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Unknown
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
100
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

This segment of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway stretches continuously for nearly 4 miles from Brandywine Road (near the Park Road Shopping Center) to 7th Avenue. It is part of the 16-mile corridor stretching from NoDa to the SC state line -- creating a fantastic place for walking, running, and biking. This part of the greenway provides access to Freedom Park (with a nature museum, ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds), Atrium Health/ Levine Children's Hospital, and shopping and restaurants at the Metropolitan shopping area near uptown Charlotte. 

**Please note that the southern terminus of Little Sugar Creek Greenway at the NC-SC state line does not have public parking. If you are planning a trip to that location, the nearest trailheads are at Pineville Lake Park and James K. Polk Historic Site.

Other Information

Charlotte's bike share program offers numerous bike stations along the whole stretch of Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Visit the Charlotte B-Cycle website for more information.

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation website for more information about  or maps of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway or contact:

Mecklenburg County
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address:

Freedom Park:
1910 Freedom Park Service Road Charlotte, NC 28203. MAP. (Freedom Park off East Boulevard)
1656 Sterling Road Charlotte, NC 28209. MAP. (Charlotte Nature Museum)
North Side of Westfield Road between Tranquil Avenue and Brandywine Road (street parking)

Trailhead Location: Behind Park Road Shopping Center MAP

Metropolitan:
1116 Metropolitan Avenue Charlotte, NC 28204. MAP.
1421 East Morehead Street Charlotte, NC 28203. MAP.

Trailhead Location: MAP

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