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Lenoir Greenway

Description

The Lenoir Greenway includes 7.2 paved miles of trail, spreading over 25 acres of land. Benches along the way provide nice rest areas. The greenway passes through a variety of habitats, ranging from streamside bottomlands to open fields to early successional growth. Migrating songbirds can be found along the streamside during the spring and fall. A walk along the edge of the soccer field can also produce some nice birding opportunities. By late spring, be on watch for a variety of birds that breed along the greenway, including House Wren, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Ovenbird, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird and Orchard Oriole. Swallows are found feeding over the open fields during the summer.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Eastern Kingbird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Ovenbird, Orchard Oriole

Habitat

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

Access and Parking

The Lenoir Greenway has four primary access points; parking is available at three of them: Library Access, Powell Road Access, and Zack Fork Road Access. Signs and kiosks mark the trailheads. The greenway can be accessed daily during daylight hours.

Directions

To the Library Access: from the intersection of US 321 and US 64, travel north on US 321 for 0.5 miles to Hospital Avenue. Turn left and go 0.1 mile. Turn right into the library parking lot. To the Powell Road Access: from the intersection of US 321 and US 64, travel north on US 321 for 0.8 miles to Nuway Circle. Turn right and go 0.1 mile to Powell Road. Turn right and go 1.1 mile to the access parking lot on the left. To the Zack Fork Road Access: from the intersection of US 321 and US 64, travel north on US 321 for 0.8 miles to Nuway Circle. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to Zack Fork Road. Turn right and go 0.5 miles to the second parking lot on right.

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