Trails

What’s wastewater got to do with trails?
To build the Stowe facility, we’ll need to close some existing trails for safety. We understand how important these trails are to our communities, and we’re working with the Whitewater Center and Catawba Lands Conservancy to reroute impacted trails and add new ones. That means more adventure for you, with better connectivity in the existing trail network a new multi-use path to improve public access to the Catawba River.

Thanks for going with the flow. (We promise it’ll be worth the wait!)

There are two trails located on Charlotte Water’s property that need to be closed for public safety during the construction of the project: the Whitewater Center’s Tortuga Trail and Carolina Thread Trail’s Long Creek Preserve Trail. The Whitewater Center has built the new Field Trip Trail to offset the closure of these trails.

Additionally, kayaking and fishing in Long Creek will be restricted for public safety during the construction of the new bridge to access the Stowe Facility.

The project will have no impact on the A&E Riverfront Trail or Riverhawk Greenway in Mount Holly.

Stowe connects communities to nature. More trails are coming your way. 

We are planning new trail enhancements as part of our Community Benefit Project. We’re committed to being a good neighbor by investing in public resources and amenities on the 90-acre property around the Stowe Facility. These amenities will include: 

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  • a new educational walking trail 
  • improved connectivity of the existing trail network 
  • a multi-use path to improve public access to the Catawba River 
  • a public meeting space 
  • and partnerships with local schools to develop a collaborative STEM program.  

We’re thankful for the input of community members, whose feedback has been key to helping us envision amenities that will help connect people to nature.