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Carolina Thread Trail Hosts a Party for Trails June 2

May 31, 2018 09:29AM

 

In honor of National Trails Day, the Carolina Thread Trail will hold a free, public celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2 on Goat Island in downtown Cramerton, North Carolina. The family-friendly event will feature three guided nature walks, free kayak and SUP rentals for paddling on the South Fork Catawba River from Sun’s Up Scupa and Trailrace Marina, two guided bike tours plus bike rentals from Zagster Bikeshare and greenway tours, yoga classes with Simply Wellness, lawn games, nature activities and live music by Jeremey from the Elonzo Wesley Band and Mike Strauss Band.

A volunteer project preceding the event will help improve the native habitat by removing invasive kudzu vines.

Partners and outdoor exhibitors include REI, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Schiele Natural History Museum, Great Outdoors University and more. Trips for Kids will collect donations of youth and adult bikes to support its community programs. Catawba Lands Conservancy is dedicated to saving land and connecting lives to nature, and is one of 24 land trusts serving North Carolina, protecting nearly 16,000 acres of land and serves six counties.

 

Pre-registration required for guided tours and walks. Picnics and dogs are welcome; don’t bring alcohol. Location: Goat Island Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, 141 8th Ave., Cramerton. For more information, visit CarolinaThreadTrail.org or NationalTrailsDay.org.

 

 

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