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 Mini Park Trail - 0.4 miles
- Jetton Park Trail - 1.5 miles (County)
- Legion Park Trail - 0.5 miles
- McDowell Creek Greenway - 1.5 miles (County)
- Robbins Park Trails - 4.7 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!
Plum Creek (South Bailey Road) Greenway
This +/- 0.5. mile section will start at the existing multi-use path by Hough High School at Bailey Road and connect to the existing Davidson Greenway. Construction will be completed soon and the greenway will open on December 3, 2020. View the alignment.
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. PARC held a public information meeting at Town Hall on October 2, 2018, and will hold another meeting in 2019. 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 new Caldwell Station Creek Greenway. Additional parking is available at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.
§ 93.05 DRIVING AND PARKING IN UNDESIGNATED AREAS.
(A) No person shall drive or park a vehicle in any park or within or upon a safety zone, walking path, bicycle trail, jogging trail, fire truck trail, service road or any part of any park not so designated for vehicular traffic by the Director, nor in an area or on a road or trail marked for authorized vehicles only.
VEHICLE. Any wheeled conveyance, whether motor powered or animal driven, including but not limited to motorbikes, mopeds, and motorcycles; except self-powered bicycles, wheel chairs and similar vehicles, baby carriages, and vehicles in the service of the Department.
PARK. All parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, greenway, water areas, wildlife refuges, nature preserves or other recreation areas, including any adjacent public parking area as well as the driveway, entrance way or pedestrian walkway used by the public to access the park or recreation center, developed or undeveloped, and structures thereon, owned, operated, jointly operated, leased or managed by the town.