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Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway Trail Map
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Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Address Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Lat, Long 36.1387, -79.8476
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Description Formerly known as Lake Brandt Greenway, Battleground Rail Trail, and Bicentennial Greenway, this corridor was constructed on the abandoned Atlantic-Yadkin railroad bed. Its new name reflects the greenway's past as an active railway from Mount Airy to southeast Sanford, NC. This new logo (pictured to the right) will be your guide as you follow the greenway from Summerfield on into the City of Greensboro. The Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway (A&Y), Greensboro’s only current Rail Trail, provides opportunities to catch a glimpse of nature as well as reach urban destinations. Spot common and migratory birds, including bald eagles, blue herons, egrets, ospreys, and several duck species as you travel through the watershed. Many native plants and wildflowers grow in the shadows of mixed hardwoods and pines along this abandoned railway also. Take a break at the H. Michael Weaver Bridge to enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Brandt. The A&Y provides a scenic alternative transportation route to Battleground Avenue for bicycle and pedestrian commuters. This greenway will encourage residents to travel via the greenway between businesses along the corridor. The A&Y was built with assistance from Greensboro's Department of Transportation as well as local nonprofit organizations and private companies, including the Weaver Foundation, Piedmont Land Conservancy, and Starmount Company. Additional grant funding was received from the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation and the State Trails Program. The Atlantic-Yadkin Railway's lifespan covered 1899 to 1950, but some of the rails were laid in the 19th century as part of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway (CF & YV). The CF & YV ran from the Atlantic port of Wilmington, NC to Mount Airy. This railway transported mostly granite and at one time took travelers to visit the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Keywords NC, Rail Trail, Guilford Courthouse Military National Park, Bike, Cycle,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-04-18
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