The other day I wanted to take my two older kids (ages 9 and 6) for a bike ride on a greenway. Greenways are great for family bike rides because your kids, who are perhaps not old enough to predictably share a space with a car traveling 35 MPH, need a wide berth and some […]
A photo gallery of places of note along the town of Chapel Hill’s Morgan Creek Greenway. To access the greenway by car, you need to approach from the Eastbound lanes of NC54 from Smith Level Road. Just after you pass the Kingswood Apartments, be on the lookout for this sign. You can access a parking […]
The Morgan Creek Trail in Chapel Hill is not quite a mile long, and stretches east-west along the Morgan Creek flood plain. Like most of Chapel Hill’s paved greenways, it sits in two separate utility easements.
In 2021, Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 554 designating 2023 as the Year of the Trail in North Carolina. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring each of the trails in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We start today with the Bolin Creek Trail. Happy New Year, everyone! Bolin Creek Trail, Chapel Hill’s oldest trail, […]
A photo gallery of places of note along the town of Chapel Hill’s Bolin Creek Greenway. Established in 1997 This plaque commentates the dedication of the greenway in 1997 The playground at the Community Park at one end of the greenway The eastern end of the trail starts here at the Chapel Hill Community Park […]
This week, the Town of Chapel Hill soft opened a new traffic garden. With the cold snap upon us, most folks in town haven’t thought much about their garden. But traffic gardens aren’t for growing heirloom tomatoes, they’re for growing confident kids that can navigate our towns’ bike paths and greenways. The new traffic garden […]