Greenways & Trails
Choose from a variety of options throughout Cornelius for your enjoyment, from earthen trails through wooded areas to paved greenways across open fields. Find your favorite.
- Antiquity Greenway - 0.6 miles
- Bailey Road Park Trails - 3.5 miles
- Caldwell Station Creek Greenway - 2.6 miles
- Jetton Park Trail - 1.5 miles (County)
- Jetton Mini Trail - 0.4 miles
- Legion Park Trail - 0.5 miles
- McDowell Creek Greenway - 1.5 miles (County)
- Robbins Park Trails - 4.7 miles
- Plum Creek Greenway - 0.6 miles
- Torrence Chapel Park Trails - 0.6 miles
- Walter Henderson Trails - 0.3 miles
Have you heard about the Emerald Necklace?
When completed, it will be a +/- 13-mile network of greenways and multi-use paths encircling the Town of Cornelius. View the map to see the vision and its progress!
McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II The 1.6-mile extension of the existing McDowell Creek Greenway, between Birkdale and Westmoreland Road, will continue from Westmoreland Road up to Catawba Avenue near Magnolia Estates/Publix . This project was funded by the 2013 voter-approved Park & Recreation bond referendum. Construction began in late August 2020, with completion estimated by late 2021 or early 2022.
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This 1.6-mile greenway will be built along with a 0.7-mile multi-use path along Westmoreland Road and a restoration project for Upper McDowell Creek. View the proposed alignment.
UNDER DESIGN: Smithville-to-JV Washam Greenway
PROPOSED: Greenway Trail ConstructionFind out more about the proposed Mooresville to Charlotte Trail, a 30-mile trail that will provide a corridor for non-motorized transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) in our region. Get additional information.
Caldwell Station Creek Greenway Parking Lot
There is a gravel parking lot at 10000 Bailey Road, providing five (5) parking spaces for you to use while you enjoy the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway. Additional parking is available at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.
Download the Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department's Greenway Rules.
Additionally, the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department operates the Town of Cornelius greenways, so their rules also apply. Download the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department Rules.