Granville County Greenways
The Town of Butner is home to Granville County’s signature greenway, the East Lyon Station Road Greenway. This trail is part of a long-range plan for pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout Butner and connecting to other trails in Granville County as part of the Granville Greenways. The trail is 0.6 miles along East Lyon Station Road starting at the Food Lion Shopping Center and ending at Telecom Drive. Currently under design is the East Lyon Station Road Greenway Extension. Once design work is complete, the Town will bid the project for construction. This portion will extend the existing greenway down to just past Three Wishes and will be approximately 0.42 miles in length. The extension will make the greenway approximately 1.5 miles in length from Three Wishes up to Pond Drive. The Town envisions extending this trail all the way down East Lyon Station Road to Gate Two Road. For a map and further information, check out the link below. Construction is complete on the City of Creedmoor's Cross City Trail. Creedmoor is now home to over six miles of sidewalks and the entire city from Golden Pond to Lake Rogers is accessible for pedestrians on HWY 56. The downtown Main Street corridor connects to the added sidewalks on Wilton Avenue, Lake Road, and Durham Avenue to provide a safe transportation alternative. For more information, check out the Cross City Trail System website below. The Tar River Land Conservancy, in partnership with Granville County and its municipalities, oversees several miles of nature trails. The Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area currently features 5 miles of hiking and walking trails that begin at gravel parking areas, and additional properties will be added this fall and in spring of 2022. The current trails are easy to moderate in difficulty. Trails wind past fields being restored to forest and wildflower meadows, older woodland being managed for wildlife habitat, and hardwood forest found on the slopes above Ledge Creek. Picnic tables are available for visitors at both trailheads. Visitors are encouraged to download and print a Guide & Trail Map at the link below.
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