Lenoir Parks, Nature Trails and Greenway

Lenoir NC nature trails

Sometimes, when you live in the city, it’s hard to find a safe way to get adequate outdoor exercise.  And really fresh air is often in very short supply.  So you’re forced to choose between breathing the traffic fumes or closing yourself off in a fitness center.

Imagine being able to step out your front door, inhale a deep breath of clear mountain air and have such a wide range of choices for being at one with nature that each day can bring a brand new adventure.

At The Coves Mountain River Club, we’re so fortunate to enjoy easy access to miles and miles of walking trails, pathways and greenways that offer enthusiasts and novice outdoorsmen alike some of the very best hikes near Asheville NC.

The natural beauty of the City of Lenoir and greater Caldwell County is the perfect environment for a leisurely stroll, a long bike ride, or a challenging aerobic workout.  And our year-round mild weather allows you plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself.

Lenoir Greenway connects to the Caldwell County Library, the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center, and the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex.  It includes one of the more popular mountain bike trails in North Carolina.  On any given day, you’re also likely to encounter casual cyclists, runners, walkers and skaters.  The Greenway is perfect for all ages and abilities and offers convenient parking, restroom facilities and benches.

For breathtaking scenery, be sure to experience T. H. Broyhill Walking Park, on Lakewood Street in Lenoir.  It’s nearly a half mile in length, lighted and paved.  You’ll be surrounded by a beautiful, oriental-inspired botanical garden that includes a lake, with waterfowl, trees and flowers.  And public restrooms are available.

At Granite Falls, in southern Caldwell County, you’ll find another one of the great hikes near Asheville.  Lakeside Park comprises 72 acres on Lake Rhodhiss and has a one-mile trail that’s smooth and suitable for both hikers and mountain bikers.  For a somewhat more strenuous workout, try the footpath along the shoreline.  There are also three fishing platforms, public restrooms and a picnic shelter.

More of our mountain bike trails in North Carolina can be found just a short drive from The Coves Mountain River Club at Redwood Park in Hudson.  Redwood features two outdoor basketball courts, two tennis courts, one sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits, plus picnic tables and covered shelters available for parties by reservation.  It has three separate playgrounds for children, 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 there, too.

These are just a few of the many nearby venues where you can enjoy exhilarating hikes near Asheville or take on one of the famous and challenging mountain bike trails in North Carolina.  Living at The Coves, you can take advantage of additional trails and tracks in not only Lenoir, Hudson and Granite Falls but the communities of Baton, Buffalo Cove, Collettsville, Gamewell, Oak Hill, Valmead, Sawmills and Happy Valley.

If you’d like a complete list of locations and many more details regarding the features and facilities available visit the City of Lenoir’s website.

While you’re visiting the foothills, be sure to stop by The Coves Mountain River Club.  We’re proud of all we have to offer, and we’d love to show you around.

Being right on the Johns River makes attractive for retirees who like fishing, boating and other activities on or in the water.  Our golf course is known for its spectacular mountain views.  And the homes here offer all the modern design, efficiency and convenience you want while blending perfectly with their natural surroundings.

Why not take control, start anew and build the life you want?  There’s so much to do and see here – and our mountain air has a way of giving you a level of energy and motivation you may have forgotten existed.  Hiking, biking, photography, sightseeing, local culture…the list of opportunities for learning and self-improvement goes on and on.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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