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Anne Springs Close Greenway


Nestled amid beautiful lakes and hardwood forests, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a natural preserve more than twice the size of Central Park, minutes south of Charlotte. Its 2,100 acres serve as a natural buffer from urban development and provide open spaces for countless activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, and everything in between.

While you're there, grab a bite at the Gateway Canteen. Featuring a seasonal menu with local beer & wine, the Gateway Canteen is the perfect spot to dine after spending the day outdoors. Located at the Lake Haigler entrance, you can dine inside or eat al fresco!

For the Canteen's seasonal hours of operation, click here

The land has ties to the Catawba Indians and the Civil War and has been permanently preserved for public use. The Greenway is home to native plants and animals, historic buildings, a 36-mile network of trails, and facilities for weddings and other special events. Main entrances include Lake Haigler, Adventure Road, and the Dairy Barn, providing additional information and trail maps. Whether through school trips, guided tours, individual visits, or volunteer opportunities, explore the Greenway and take advantage of everything it offers year-round.

Dogs are welcome on the Greenway but must always be on a leash. No motorized equipment of any kind is allowed on any trails. Visit for the current trail map & guidelines and additional visitor information. Call 803.547.4575 for more information.

For the Greenway's hours of operation, click here.

Daily Admission Fees:
$12 per person | Youth (ages 5-12) $6 per person
Trailering In - $20/horse
(Lake Haigler Entrance only)