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Mills River Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Mills River Park

The Mills River Park TRACK Trail is a 0.7 mile loop that takes hikers to the edge of Mills River. On your hike, keep a lookout for a wide range of birds that visit the fields and river.

Other amenities of Mills River Park include a dog park, playground with sunshade, swings, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, tennis/pickleball courts, handicapped accessible fishing pier, and canoe/kayak launch. The handicapped accessible fishing pier was built in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. It can be reached via a concrete sidewalk that connects the existing paved path to the pier structure. The canoe/kayak launch access is only for non-motorized watercraft and is a step down type of launch.

Track an adventure here
Sticker for Mills River Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Canoe / Kayak, Fishing, Birding, Playground, Photography, Running
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Yes
Seasonality: Open all year
Paved Trail
Mills River Cows
Paved Trail
Mills River
Fishing Pier
Paved trail leading to river
Picnic spot
Mills River
ADA Fishing Pier
Trailhead sign

Adventures for Mills River Park

Hiking

Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.70
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Hiking

Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.70
The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues. 
Hiking

Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.70
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.
Hiking

Rivers Through the Ages

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.70
In its journey to the sea, a river flows through different stages, much in the same way that an organism grows and ages. In this brochure, you will learn about common characteristics of each stage of a river to help you identify whether the river you’re observing is Young, Mature, or Elder.

Directions

124 Town Center Dr, Mills River, NC 28759
Mills River, NC 28759
Latitude: 35.385950000000
Longitude: -82.549523000000

Partners

This TRACK Trail was made possible through a collaboration with Henderson County Partnership for Health, Healthy People Healthy Carolinas, and the Town of Mills River.