• Parks, Greenways & Pathways

  • Caldwell County’s natural beauty provides a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll, a long bike ride, a challenging hike or to experience from the view of one of the many rivers and lakes found throughout the community.  Caldwell County offers miles and miles of walking trails, pathways and greenways, opportunities for enthusiasts and novice outdoorsmen alike. 

    T.H. Broyhill Walking Park
    945 Lakewood Street SW (off Norwood Street)
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 757-2165
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    Managed by the Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department, this .43-mile paved walking park is surrounded by an oriental-inspired botanical garden with a lake, waterfowl, trees and flowers. Public restrooms are available.  .

    Lakeside Park 
    100 Lakeside Ave.
    Granite Falls, NC 
    Phone: (828) 396-1221
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    Located in southern Caldwell County in Granite Falls, Lakeside Park consist of 72 acres on Lake Rhodhiss with a one-mile trail and a footpath along the shoreline. The main trail is smooth and suitable for mountain bikers and hikers while the foot path can be more strenuous. Three fishing platforms are available for hikers or anglers. Public restrooms and a picnic shelter are available.

    Redwood Park
    450 Redwood St.
    Hudson, NC 28638
    Phone: (828) 728-3131
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    Located in Hudson, Redwood Park provides two outdoor basketball courts, two tennis courts, one sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. The park also provides picnic tables and covered shelters for parties by reservation.

    Redwood also has three separate playgrounds for children as well as lighted walking and biking trails, nature trails with interpretive trees, and an outdoor amphitheater in the Barton and Estoy Hayes Forest. The McCreary Recreation and Fitness Center and Hudson pool are located at the park. 

    Lenoir Greenway
    Phone: (828) 757-2165
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    Over 7 miles of paved trails are available for walking and biking. The Lenoir Greenway connects to the Caldwell County Library, the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center, and the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex. Trail head access and parking is available at the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex off Zacks Fork Road, the Caldwell County Public Library off Hospital Avenue, the Powell Road access, and the Sherlee Road access.

    Caldwell County Pathways

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    Below is a list of 22 walking areas in Caldwell County. For more information, visit 

    Map No.

    Walking Area

    Address

    Community

    Description

    1

    Baton Ruritan Park

    2611 Connelly Springs Rd.

    Baton

    0.33-mile lighted paved track with
    a playground, porta-jon and two shelters

    2

    Buffalo Community Park

    Buffalo Cove Rd.

    Buffalo Cove

    0.1-mile lighted track with picnic tables, playground and a creek stocked with trout; no restrooms

    3

    Collettsville Park

    Adako Rd.

    Collettsville

    0.33- and 0.67-mile lighted track with picnic tables, ball fields, playground, and restrooms

    4

    Davenport School Park

    901 College Ave.

    Lenoir

    0.3-mile unlighted trail for day use with 
    picnic tables, playground and benches; no restrooms

    5

    Dudley Shoals School Park

    1500 Dudley School Rd.

    Granite Falls

    0.5-mile unlighted paved track with ball
    fields and playground; no restrooms

    6

    Gamewell Park

    Gamewell School Rd.

    Gamewell

    0.4-mile track near Gamewell Middle School with picnic tables, playground and ball fields; no restrooms

    7

    William B. Shuford Rec. Center

    56 Pinewood Drive

    Granite Falls

    0.33-mile paved lighted track with ball fields, playground and restrooms

    8

    Hibriten High School Track

    550 East Blvd.

    Lenoir

    0.25-mile unlighted paved track with no
    restrooms

    9

    Hudson Uptown Building Walking Trail

    Cedar Valley Rd.

    Hudson

    0.1-mile unlighted trail; no restrooms

    10

    J.E. Broyhill Park

    509 Ridge St.

    Lenoir

    Near downtown Lenoir; a 0.5-mile lighted paved track with restrooms, playground, shelters, tables and grills

    11

    Lenoir Aquatic Center Trails

    1031 Jim Barger Ct.

    Lenoir

    1.6- and 3.1 mile unlighted trails

    12

    Lenoir Greenway

    Powell Rd.

    Lenoir

    Over 7 miles of a network of trails; restrooms and benches

    13

    Lenoir Mall

    1031 Morganton Blvd.

    Lenoir

    0.25-mile indoor track with restrooms

    14

    Leslie J. Hagaman
    Walking Park

    1350 Yadkin River Rd.

    Happy Valley

    Happy Valley School; 0.36-mile lighted paved track with porta-jon, ball fields, playground and picnic tables

    15

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Track

    122 Greenhaven Rd.

    Lenoir

    0.33-mile unlighted track with indoor fitness area, ball fields, playgrounds and restrooms

    16

    Oak Hill Community Park

    4603 Oak Hill School Rd.

    Oak Hill

    0.2-mile unlighted trail with picnic tables, playground, benches and shelter

    17

    Redwood Park

    450 Redwood St.

    Hudson

    1.5-, 0.5- and 0.3-mile unlighted walking and bike trails with playground and restrooms

    18

    Sawmills School Park

    4436 Sawmills School Rd.

    Sawmills

    0.33-mile unlighted paved track with playground; no restrooms

    19

    T.H. Broyhill Walking Park

    509 Golf St.

    Lenoir

    0.5-mile lighted paved track with restrooms

    20

    Tuttle Educational
    State Forest

    3420 Playmore Beach Rd.

    Gamewell

    0.2-, 0.33- and 1.75-mile trails with restrooms, picnic tables and shelters

    21

    Valmead Elementary
    School Track

    111 Elizabeth Drive

    Valmead

    0.23- and 0.37-mile unlighted track with ball fields and playground; no restrooms

    22

    West Lenoir School Track

    125 Maple Drive

    Lenoir

    0.2-mile unlighted paved track with playground; no restrooms; daylight use only