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Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 209 W Congress St, Lincolnton, NC 28092 MAP
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 513 Motz Ave, Lincolnton, NC 28092 MAP
The Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail, known locally as the Lincolnton Rail-Trail, is a 1.6-mile paved trail, is especially popular with walkers, joggers, bikers, and parents pushing baby strollers. Benches line the route, inviting you to pause and take in this enchanting town and trail. The trail is maintained by the City of Lincolnton.
The trail offers a chance to search the heart of this small Southern town, highlighted by a stately courthouse, model Main Street, thriving arts scene, and nearby lakes and mountains. Once an eyesore covered in kudzu and debris, the former Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor is now the pride and joy of “Lovable Lincolnton”.
Marcia H. Cloninger was influential in the early Lincolnton Rail to Trail movement. Mrs. Cloninger served on the Lincolnton City Council and worked tirelessly to make the rail trail a reality. In 1999, it was recommended that the rail trail officially be named the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail.
Visit the City of Lincolnton online for more information or contact:
City of Lincolnton
Parks & Recreation
Attn: Parks & Rec.Dept.
P.O. Drawer 617
Lincolnton, NC 28093-0617