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.
Walter Henderson Park trail

Master Plan

Greenway trails are located in linear corridors designed to connect people and places together. The trails are paved and can accommodate a variety of trail users, enhance existing recreational opportunities, provide routes for alternative non-motorized transportation, and improve the overall quality of life. See below for information about greenways currently under construction or under design. We have many more miles of greenway planned. See maps and more by viewing our 2015-2025 Parks and Greenways Master Plan.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Caldwell Station Creek Greenway 

Construction of the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway began on March 14. This 2.6-mile greenway will connect Bailey Road Park at Highway 115 to Highway 21 near the Northcross Shopping Center. For your safety, we remind you to please not enter the work area until construction is complete. Construction is scheduled to be complete by spring 2017. 

View the CSCG plan

UNDER DESIGN: McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II 

The Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) has held two community meetings to discuss the proposed extension of McDowell Creek Greenway from Westmoreland Rd. to Catawba Ave., connecting to the existing McDowell Creek Greenway trail between Birkdale and Westmoreland Road. This project was funded by the 2013 voter-approved Park & Recreation bond referendum. View the presentation from the August 13th workshop.

Read our Greenway Fact Sheet.

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PROPOSED: Greenway Trail Construction

Find 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.