The City of Statesville Greenway Trail is a great way to exercise while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. You can walk, jog, hike, and even bike on the trail while avoiding large crowds and motorized vehicles.
The greenway is made up of 4 sections available for use that will eventually connect together for one continuous trail that encircles Statesville.
Here are some facts about the greenway:
The Fourth Creek Section of the City of Statesville Greenway is a wide paved greenway that weaves its way from Free Nancy Avenue to Broad Street. Parts of the trail provide complete seclusion from development as the trail follows Fourth Creek. The eastern most side of the trail opens up to run along the Statesville Soccer Complex while continuing along the creek. With multiple access points and passages under roads, the greenway provides the perfect escape for a walk, bike, or a run.
The Gregory Creek Section of the City of Statesville Greenway runs through a secluded wooded area along both Gregory and Fourth Creeks. The linear trail has access points at either end. The Iredell Museums Gregory Creek Homestead is a historic exhibit is located at the western trailhead in a historic pumphouse. The trail encircles McClure Park, a large baseball and softball park. The 1.3-mile trail continues to follow Gregory Creek to Pump Station Road where it will eventually connect to Fourth Street Section of the Statesville.
The Statesville Greenway TRACK Trail follows Fourth Creek Greenway for 2 miles and offers an easy and scenic walk for kids and family to enjoy. The greenway features views of Fourth Creek, bridge crossings, and access to amenities such as restrooms, picnic areas, and sports fields.
The Newtonville Section of the City of Statesville Greenway starts at the Mac Anderson Park ,a 36.13-acre park, intersects the Newtonville Community Park then travels to North Center Street. The shady trail in a 7.6-acre community park offers the community playground equipment, picnic tables, and horseshoe pits. The trail ends at the sidewalk of North Center Street in front of Statesville High School. Following the sidewalk to the left, then a right on Harness Road will take you to Lakewood Drive where Martin Luther King Jr. Park and another section of the greenway is available for use.