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Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead Adds More Parking and Amenities Along Cary’s Greenways

Post Date:10/04/2017 8:58 PM
  • The newly-completed Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead features 82 parking spaces, restrooms, a small shelter with tables and a grill, Cary’s first bike fix-it station and a drinking fountain with a bottle filler and pet dish.
  • The trailhead connects the start of the Black Creek Greenway and also accesses the East Coast Greenway through Umstead State Park.
  • Staff will be at the trailhead Thursday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. to provide information on the trailhead and greenway system. 

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Cary, NC – The Town of Cary continues to enhance its expansive greenway system with the Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead, featuring 82 parking spaces, restrooms, a small shelter with tables and a grill, Cary’s first bike fix-it station and a drinking fountain with a bottle filler and pet dish. On Thursday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. the Town of Cary Greenway Committee, representatives from East Coast Greenway, and Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space will be answering questions about the new trailhead and the surrounding parks and greenways that crisscross the community.

“The Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead is at a focal point of considerable trail activity with access to trails that spread through Umstead Park and Raleigh, to the American Tobacco Trail and south towards the Neuse River,” said Sonya Snyder, Cary Special Services supervisor.

The trailhead is located at 2139 Old Reedy Creek Road, on Wake County and Town of Cary property between the Lake Crabtree dam and Old Reedy Creek Road. It is the starting point for the Town’s seven-mile Black Creek Greenway and an access point for the East Coast Greenway which runs west on Black Creek Greenway and east through Umstead State Park on Reedy Creek Greenway. These trails connect westward to White Oak Creek Greenway, and the American Tobacco Trail and eastward through Raleigh then southwards along the Neuse River. The trailhead also provides access to scenic Lake Crabtree overlooks, Wake County’s multi-use trails linking to Lake Crabtree County Park, and hiking and biking trails within the 5,000 acre Umstead State Park. Funding was provided by the passage of the 2012 Community Investment Bonds referendum as well as federal funds from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization through the Federal Highway Administration.  

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Primary Contacts

Sonya Snyder, Special Services Supervisor, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, (919) 469-4065
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 896-4735
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead
Directions to trailhead
Regional Trails Map
Local Trails Map
Greenways

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