Carolina Thread Trail

Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail winds its way through Cabarrus County as part of a regional trail and greenway network that will link 15 counties. Not only will the Carolina thread trail create a permanent legacy of conservation for more than two million people by linking communities and attractions across North and South Carolina, it will also serve as a great place for walking, biking, commuting and simply enjoying.

The Master Plan for the Carolina Thread Trail proposes a network that comprises 7,300 square miles and links more than 40 destinations in the counties of Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cherokee, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York. The Carolina Thread Trail will preserve our natural areas, encourage healthy lifestyles and promote tourism while providing a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history.

The trail initially depends on privately funded grants to encourage local planning and participation in the creation and connection of greenways and blueways, but will be free and accessible to all.

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Available Resources

Did you know that there are excellent mapping and identification resources readily available on the Internet?

Did you know that Cabarrus County has information available locally regarding Flood Insurance Rate Maps, rules for building in the floodplain and protecting property from flood damage?

Here are some local resources and where to find them:

  • Adopted FEMA FIRMs are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center (65 Church St. S., Concord) in the Planning and Development Department during normal business hours.
  • Publications related to flooding, construction and living near rivers, streams and floodplains are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center. The Cabarrus County Library Concord Branch also has materials available for check out.
  • FEMA elevation certificates for buildings constructed in the floodplain (in unincorporated Cabarrus County) are available in the Planning and Development Department for review during normal business hours.
  • The North Carolina Building Code,which regulates local construction, incorporates flood-resistant standards for residential and commercial development.  
  • Cabarrus County Planning and Zoning staff can assist you with property inquiries.
  • Cabarrus County Construction Standards staff can help you with questions about the building code and technical construction standards.

Additional tips and resources

Ways to stay informed about weather that may cause flooding: 

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