“The Carolina Thread Trail (the “Program”) is a comprehensive effort aimed at preserving and enhancing our region’s natural resources for the enjoyment of future generations. It is about collaboration, connectivity and leverage: collaborating to promote and protect the region’s quality of life; connecting communities and people, and leveraging catalytic private capital with public capital to protect and create local and regional assets. It seeks to accomplish its objectives by inviting and encouraging communities to participate in a regional effort through their local actions. All communities within the 15-county region described below are eligible to participate, regardless of their current level of trail development.

The Program’s fundamental goal is to assist individual counties and municipalities in planning and implementing greenway systems that connect to neighboring communities and regionally significant attractions, resulting in a network of connected greenways, parks and preserved natural areas throughout the following counties (the “Region”): in North Carolina – Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union; in South Carolina – Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster and York.” (carolinathreadtrail.org)


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