Beat the Heat
Wear lightweight, breathable clothes and consider exercising in the morning or evening, when it is cooler. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after activity.
Parking Address: 16815 Cranlyn Rd, Birkdale Village, Huntersville 28078. MAP.
Trailhead Location: near Birkdale Village MAP
Trailhead Location: near Westmoreland Athletic Complex MAP
This 1.5-mile, out-and-back trail is ideal for walking, running, and biking. The paved trail is relatively flat and is one of the many greenways maintained by Mecklenburg County. In addition to being a designated section of the Thread Trail, this segment is also a designated section of the Lake Norman Bike Route.
The trail winds through wetland habitats and an old field, providing a range of habitats for wildlife that make their homes in the surrounding area. Many species of plant inhabit the damp environment. Milkweed, a butterfly attractant, is common along the trail, providing visitors with many opportunities to view colorful butterflies in the warmer months.
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216