Kick off your holiday shopping at the Anne Springs Close Greenway on Saturday, November 30 at the Winter Wonderland Holiday Market! With over 150  artists and crafters from the Charlotte region, you are almost guaranteed to find unique holiday gifts and decorations. All items are handmade and include pottery, jewelry, quilts, handbags, children’s clothing, woodwork,…

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When Greenway members Nathan Peterson and JR Ackerman submitted their registrations to the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race lottery at the end of 2018, they had no expectations of riding anytime soon. Nathan had plenty of friends who’d been vying for a spot for years, so entering the lottery was more for fun than any serious…

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Rust and earthy toned rustic wedding during Christmas time at The Dairy Barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway near Charlotte, North Carolina Rachael and Dylan met in college at a part-time job at an after-school program for elementary school kids. It didn’t take them long to realize that they actually attended the same college and…

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Written by Elizabeth Bowers, Communications & Guest Services Director Anne Close sits casually in a chair in the office of the White Homestead. A headphone set lays around her neck in anticipation of a brisk walk around the grounds of the Big House, as the historic Homestead is affectionately known. At 93, she is constantly…

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Today’s blog post comes to us from Darrell Williams, chair of the Anne Springs Close Greenway Board of Managers. Mr. Williams’ article first appeared in the the March issue of Springfield Magazine. Evidence abounds about the many health and wellness benefits of being outdoors in nature. According to research by Dr. Qing Li, a professor…

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Join us the entire month of April as we celebrate all the things we love about the Anne Springs Close Greenway!  From Volunteer Appreciation Week to our Earth Day Celebration, we have a number of activities planned to get you close to nature! Love the Greenway Month 2019 Blue Star Blitz {March 30th} Not for…

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  On any given day, you can visit the Greenway’s Community Garden and find Betsy McLean tending the rows.  But these aren’t personal crops she’s cultivating, these rows belong to the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry (PAR) Garden, a volunteer project that provides fresh produce for organizations who feed those in need. Community Cafe in Fort…

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2019 summer camp registration opens January 8! In 2018, nearly 5,000 campers came through Greenway camp programs and experienced a summer getting close to nature, whether it be by fishing in the Greenway lakes, taking to the trails on mountain bikes, splashing in the creek, sharpening their archery skills, or getting competitive in the Gaga…

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Guided trail rides are led by a member of the equestrian staff and are available on Saturdays, September to May, from 10:00-11:30am and from 2-3:30pm, excluding 12/22, 4/13 and 4/20. Please note afternoon rides are limited to six riders. Trail rides are open to riders ages 8 and older of all experience levels, from beginner…

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Spring 2019 Session March 6-May 22 Spring 2019 Master Naturalist dates are set and registration to open mid-January. If you are interested in the program, be sure to email Dr. Michelle Evans, to be placed on the interested list for priority registration. Join us for 12 fun weeks exploring the world around you through observation…

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