Taking a long peaceful walk or jog along Lake Wylie’s shoreline and throughout a protected area is just a few weeks away.
A new 2.8-mile trail that has been under construction at the Seven Oaks Preserve since the summer will open to the public on Friday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. at 6900 S. New Hope Road in Belmont. This trail is on a preserve protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) and connects to other trails at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
The preserve protects important sensitive areas around the lake and safeguards wildlife habitat for wild turkeys, turtles and native wildflowers.
The employees of Rodgers Builders, Inc. kicked off construction and built three pedestrian bridges at no cost to The Thread or CLC. A new parking lot and trailhead have also been constructed. After a brief opening ceremony that includes a ribbon cutting and a sign unveiling, there will be a guided nature hike along the 2.8 mile trail.
Please mark your calendars and join us for this trail opening at 6900 S. New Hope Road in Belmont.