Two Asheville Greenways

Posted By on March 30, 2020

Two Asheville Greenways

2.1 miles; Asheville, NC

Today was a lovely long walk to two very nice greenway trails in Asheville: Reed Creek Greenway and Glenn’s Creek Greenway. They basically meet at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, which were, of course, closed. Also, a bonus stroll through a technically closed Weaver Park.

Several Days Ago

As I’ve mentioned before, I walk to these walks, and here’s a sight I saw on my way to another walk a few days ago. Ah, Asheville! But wait…

Today

Somebody’s been busy! And we’re on lockdown.

Reed Creek Greenway entrance

Anyway, these two greenways, Reed Creek and Glenn’s Creek. I started at the beginning of the Reed Creek Greenway. It’s a paved walk, nice and wide—plenty of room for social distancing. Except for a lady in front of me, who had a woodchuck basically try to tackle her. Very weird. It kind of ran over her feet and into the tall grass on the other side of the fence, where it stopped and posed for photos. I missed it, but she got some great shots…

Chalk Art

Asheville is a pretty artsy place, and there was lots of chalk art on both of these paved greenways. Thought this one was especially nice! I’ll try and remember to take more photos.

California Buttercup

Saw this little beauty on the Glenn’s Creek Greenway, which is actually on the edge of the UNC Asheville campus. I’m documenting the various wildflowers I see on my jaunts, which should be of special interest to my Northern friends. Be sure to “Like” the Auntie Beak’s Place Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter, so you don’t miss any.

You can find out more about the Reed Creek Greenway and the Glenn’s Creek Greenway, and indeed all the City of Asheville Greenways, from this city website. A brief blurb about Weaver Park info can be found here. As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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