Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

  • Author: Piedmont Legacy Trails
  • Created: March 1, 2019 3:13 pm
  • Updated: September 28, 2020 3:52 pm
County: Guilford
Length: Long (5+ miles)

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  • Distance 4,209.32 ft
  • Time 19 min
  • Speed 2 mph
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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.

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.

Address:

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway
North Carolina

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.

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.

Address:

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway
North Carolina

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