Love the Greenway Month is a time to celebrate the splendor of the 2,100-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway, which is one of the most precious natural resources in the region.
Above all, it's a time to Get Your Selfie Outside - pulling yourself away from your daily routine and enjoy the benefits of getting outside in the fresh air and connecting with nature.

Check out our Choose Your Own Adventure passport, take the 25th Anniversary Hiking Challenge, enjoy one of our many guided hikes, kayak programs and animal encounters or just revel in the beauty of our 2,100 acres of protected green space. Want to make your celebration bigger? Consider a donation to our $25 for 25 year campaign.

A Message from Anne Springs Close

For 25 years, the Anne Springs Close Greenway has connected people to nature through education and recreation.  Enjoy this reflection on the Greenway's 25th anniversary from Ms. Close, our founder and namesake.

Choose Your Own Adventure

We want you to choose how you celebrate the Greenway! We've come up with 25 activities to help you celebrate our space and this great big world.
Complete all the activities for some fun fun prizes!

25th Anniversary Hiking Challenge

See nearly all 2,100 acres of the Greenway on our 25th Anniversary Hiking Challenge. Complete all 26 trails in the Trail Passport for bragging rights and some cool surprises!

$25 for 25 Years for the Greenway

We're challenging our members to support the Greenway with a $25 donation, creating the potential to raise $300,000. If each Greenway family donated $25 they could make a lasting impact on the Greenway during this 25th anniversary year!

25th Anniversary Photo Contest

Do you love to take pictures at the Anne Springs Close Greenway? The Photo Club invites all amateur photographers to show us your work in our annual photo contest.

More Ways to Choose Your Own Adventure!

We have a number of activities planned for the whole month!  Come love being on the Greenway!

Guided Hikes

The Greenway offers a number of guided hikes covering a wide range of interests. Check the schedule or visit our Hiking Club to see hikes offered!

Find Guided Hikes

Animal Encounters

Visit the animals at our petting zoo or pop in to see our turtles and snakes at the Nature Center!

Reptile Schedule

Historic Cabins

Stop by the historic Faires-Coltharp and Graham cabins to learn about the families who called them home.

Native Wildflowers

The Greenway is home to a number of wildflowers and native plants. See how many you can find!

Get the Guide

Create a Green Plan

Making a green plan at home is easy! Select a few items that work for your family and start implementing them in your home. Even the smallest changes can make a big difference!

Create A Green Plan

Star Gazing

As summer transitions to fall, the night sky is a wonder behold. These apps are great sources for stargazing:

Sky View Lite | Star Chart | International Space Station | Star Tracker

Animal Tracking

Coming Soon!


Kayaks are available for rental on Saturdays and Sundays.  Reservations required. 

Learn More About Kayak Rentals

History on the Greenway

Coming Soon!

Find the Millstones

Here are some tips:

Ask the Greenway horses about the millstone.

Mill Pond trail might be a good place to start. 

Have you seen our replica grist mill? 

Bird ID Checklist

The Greenway Birding Club invites you to pick up pair of binoculars and explore all the birds found on the Greenway!

Download Checklist

Lake Haigler Nature Walk

Hike around Lake Haigler (like we did on opening day!) and find the various points on the map.

Lake Haigler Nature Walk Map

Thank You To Our Partners

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