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The South Prong & West Branch Rocky River Greenways network adds up to 4 miles of greenway trails and 5.17 miles of Overland Connectors. The South Prong Rocky River Greenway connects downtown Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast along the South Prong of the Rocky River through the River Run development via overland connectors to West Branch Rocky River Greenway ending at the West Branch Nature Preserve. These greenways are part of the Mecklenburg County Greenway System and are operated by the Town of Davidson. West Branch Rocky River Greenway includes a site-fabricated wooden bridge and boardwalk through a fern covered hillside and is a designated leg of the Carolina Thread Trail.
A variety of owls can be heard or seen in this area. Barred Owls regularly hunt along the creek and are often seen or heard during the day. Screech Owls have been documented breeding in the neighboring forests and Great-Horned Owls have been heard in this area as well. The extensive areas of mature floodplain forest that occur along these greenways also support the boldly marked Pileated Woodpecker. Keep an eye out for this large black and white bird with a flaming red crest.
Paved Greenway = 4.00 Miles
Overland Connector = 5.17 miles
859 South Street Davidson, NC 28036( Davidson Elementary School)13007 Robert Walker Drive Davidson, NC 28306
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Davidson College Davidson Elementary School
Davidson Middle School South Street Park McEver Fields River Run Country Club
River Run Athletic Park
West Branch Nature Preserve
Planning Services at 980-314-1000 or by email at PRK-planners@Mecklenburgcountync.gov