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Broad River Greenway

Description

The Broad River Greenway is an extensive 1,500-acre mixed hardwood and pine forest along the beautiful Broad River. The trails on the property range from easy to moderate. While none are paved, almost 1,900 linear feet of the trail is handicap accessible. With almost 25 miles of trail to explore, there is something for everyone. Downstream is a mostly flat, easy walk along the river bank, with diverse populations of waterfowl, edge loving, and forest birds. Take the upstream trail to follow the path less traveled. Recently added bridges make this trail much more accessible than in years past. The upstream trail follows the river for a distance, then turns inland to the forest. Elevation changes making this trail a more moderate hike. Watch for the stray root or loose rock on the trail. Trail maps are available online at www.broadrivergreenway.com or at the Ranger Station on site.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Bald Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler

Habitat

oak forest & mixed hardwoods/pine, floodplain forest, river/stream.

Access and Parking

The greenway is open daily during daylight hours. The visitor center is open weekdays during spring, fall, and winter from 8am to 5pm.

Directions

From Charlotte, take I-85 South into South Carolina.Take Exit 95 and at the top of the exit ramp cross over and follow the service road south running parallel to I-85. At the first stop sign turn right on SC/NC 150. Continue north on SC 150, returning to North Carolina. Cross over the Broad River and the Greenway entrance is on the right.

Google Directions

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