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

Little Sugar Creek Greenway extends nearly 4 miles from Brandywine Road to 7th Street in Charlotte, connecting numerous attractions such as Freedom Park, Charlotte 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

With the use of several overland connectors, the Little Sugar Creek Greenway stretches continuously for nearly 4 miles from Brandywine Road (near the Park Road Shopping Center) to 7th Avenue. These many segments create a fantastic corridor for walking, running, and biking. The greenway connects amenities at Freedom Park, including the Charlotte 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. Past the Metropolitan shopping area, visitors can head north on Charlottetown Avenue and up Stonewall Street to access uptown Charlotte or continue East down the greenway to access the Central Piedmont Community College campus.

The Charlotte Nature Museum, one of the many amenities located along this segment of the Carolina Thread Trail, is a great place to visit for nature enthusiasts of all ages. The Nature Museum features a range of interesting exhibits including Insect Alley, the Creature Cavern, and the Paw Paw Nature Trail. 

Other Information

Charlotte's new bike share program offers four bike stations along the whole 6 mile 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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