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GETTING OUT ON THE RIVERS AND TRAILS IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA

Our series of articles about getting outside in the Charlotte area to be active on the Carolina Thread Trail network and Catawba River is presented in partnership with local orthopedic-care provider OrthoCarolina.

GETTING OUT ON THE RIVER

A Contemporary History of the Catawba River Coal Ash Battle

The story of a years-long legal battle to curb the impact of coal ash along the Catawba River and elsewhere, and an update on cleanup efforts.

Boozin’ on a Budget: Rules of the Catawba River Float

In our latest Boozin’ on a Budget, we hit the Catawba River for a float with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation to declare our Rules of the River Float and discuss how we in Charlotte can do our part - small or big - for the river.

The History of the Catawba River's Fords and Notable Crossings in Mecklenburg County

Most Charlotteans have driven on Beatties Ford, Rozzelles Ferry, Tuckaseegee or Nations Ford roads, but have you given any thought to where those names come from? We dig into the history of the Catawba River crossings that have become recognizable corridors in present-day Charlotte.

KEEPING THE RIVER: Podcast Series

A podcast series examing the history of the Catawba River and the impact it has on us, and we it. Hosted by Dr. Keith Cradle and powered by OrthoCarolina

EPISODE 1: The Catawba River’s History Examined

 

Host Keith Cradle examines 10,000 years of history on the Catawba River and brings us to today. Powered by OrthoCarolina.

EPISODE 2: What is the Role of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

 

Keith sits down with Brandon Jones to discuss his role as a Catawba Riverkeeper and why the mission is so important to him, and us.

EPISODE 3: Catawba River Activities and Recreation

 

Keith talks to CRF program director, Vanessa Covington and Adam Bratton of Human Powered Movement about safe and recreational activities on the Catawba River.

GETTING OUT ON THE TRAILS

10 Best Trails for Outdoor Activities on the Carolina Thread Trail

Make sure to properly fuel for your outdoor adventure. Carbs are your friend for high-intensity activities like mountain biking and trail running. Underfueling can lead to feeling fatigued, sore and weak more quickly.

A Guide to the Plants & Animals of the Carolina Thread Trail Network

Maintaining green spaces in urban areas like Charlotte and the surrounding towns increases the health benefits of all residents. In order to better appreciate on focusing on conserving, we’ve put together a list of the most rare, endangered and otherwise interesting plants and animals that can be found on the Carolina Thread Trail.

Get Into Mountain Biking in Charlotte on the Carolina Thread Trail

Make sure to properly fuel for your outdoor adventure. Carbs are your friend for high-intensity activities like mountain biking and trail running. Underfueling can lead to feeling fatigued, sore and weak more quickly.