Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife
The gradual inclines and paved surface make this the perfect path for all users.
This path connects several Hendersonville parks and provides interpretive signs that will engage users of all ages.
The Oklawaha Greenway Trail stretches 3.25 miles, connecting Jackson Park, Patton Park, Berkley Park, Sullivan Park & William H. King Memorial Park. It is a relatively flat paved trail and is handicap accessible.
The Greenway is a 10-foot-wide asphalt path for cyclists and pedestrians. Mileage signs have been installed every quarter of a mile along the trail to help trail users know how far they have traveled and how much farther it is to their destination. Benches, water fountains, and three bicycle FixIt Stations are available along the trail. Blue light phones have been installed along the greenway for the safety of all users.
The Greenway winds through wetlands, meadows and forests through Hendersonville. It takes its name from a Cherokee word meaning "slowly moving muddy waters" because much of the Greenway runs along Mud Creek, a key part of the Henderson County watershed. The Audubon Society recently named the Greenway as a birding "hot spot" because of the wide variety of birds it attracts. Wildflowers, native trees and small mammals abound. The fully paved Greenway is a five-minute drive from downtown Hendersonville and easily accessible from five convenient parking areas.
Conserving Carolina is a founding member of the Friends of Oklawaha Greenway, an organization that stewards the existing greenway path as well as advocates for extending its length with new greenway segments and connector routes. Greenways connect people, communities, and the natural world. The safety, mobility, economic, health, and environmental benefits of greenways are significant and serve as a vital introduction for people to experience and become comfortable in the outdoors.
Shared By: Conserving Carolina