Warm weather is here at last, so it’s a perfect time to enjoy a walk around the park! Walking is an excellent low-impact workout that helps people with chronic pain stay in shape, and Charlotte walking trails are the perfect place for a stroll.
Mecklenburg County boasts over 35 miles of developed greenways and walking trails. Charlotte greenways are vegetated, paved walking trails near creeks that improve water quality, reduce the impact of flooding and provide wildlife habitat. They are also an excellent way to enjoy fresh air and enjoy nature without leaving the city.
Top Four Charlotte Walking Trails:
McAlpine Creek Greenway – Constructed in 1978, McAlpine Creek Greenway was the first greenway trail built in the entire Piedmont region. It is the only greenway where you can see river otter, beaver, mink and Mecklenburg County’s only population of native Larkspur – a very rare and ephemeral purple wildflower.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway – This 15 mile path runs through the heart of Uptown Charlotte. It starts with NoDa’s Cordelia Park in the north and winds through Independence Park and CPCC’s campus, all the way to Freedom Park in Dilworth. This beautiful Charlotte walking trail provides a full day’s worth of adventure and sightseeing!
The Booty Loop – This 2.8-mile loop through Myers Park is named for the booty busting workout bicyclers and walkers experience on the trail. Circling around Queens University in one of Charlotte’s greenest neighborhoods, this trail is a great way to see some of the Queen City’s most beautiful homes. It is also the home of LiveStrong’s annual 24 Hours of Booty bike race to benefit the Levine Cancer Institute. Start at the parking lot on the corner of Queens Road and Pembroke Avenue and ride clockwise on Queens Road, Selwyn Avenue, Queens West, Hopedale Avenue and Pembroke Avenue.
Freedom Park – This beautiful 98-acre park is a great place to stretch your legs in the heart of Charlotte. Walkers can circle the beautiful duck pond at the center of the park, explore the nature museum or take a break to swing on one of the huge playgrounds!
These beautiful walking trails are a wonderful way to stay active this spring. However, if activities such as walking are causing you pain, you should visit the pain relief specialists at Dynamic Health & Pain Management immediately. There are a variety of treatment options that our pain management experts can offer to help you feel better. Let our specialists help restore your health and vitality with our comprehensive pain management protocols.
Low-Impact Exercises Still Too Strenuous?
Call 704-525-6288 today to reserve your time with one of our pain management providers! We offer new client appointments within one to three days, and we are one of the only pain management clinics to provide image-guided injections!