This means you can park at the shiny new parking lot on Tyvola Rd (directly across the street from the Queens University Sports Complex) and walk, jog, stroll or roll your way, traffic-free approximately six miles south along the banks of the newly and beautifully restored creek.
Park Road Park, under Archdale Dr., over massive bridges, behind residential neighborhoods, under Sharon Rd. West, and by lots of native wildlife. Along the way, there are benches to pause for a break or a snack.
Cross Charlotte Trail, which will connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State line. I'm looking forward to that.
More immediately, I'll be thrilled when you can get from Park Road Shopping Center safely to Tyvola. It's coming!
Note: There are no restrooms along the greenway, so plan accordingly.
How to get there:
A large greenway parking area is located across from the Queens University Sports Complex, which is at 2229 Tyvola Rd. 28210. There's a newly installed stoplight at the intersection. You can also park approximately two miles south of Tyvola Rd. at the Huntingtowne Farms Park parking lot, located at 2203 Huntingtowne Farms Lane Charlotte, NC 28210.
Don't forget to pack:
- Water: There are no restroom facilities on the greenway, so pack accordingly
- Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen: There's very little shade on many sections of the greenway.
- Comfortable shoes: The trail is flat and paved, with some remaining gravel sections.
- Bikes, scooters and helmets: This is a perfect place to ride, traffic-free.