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Town of Bakersville Creek Walk

The Bakersville TRACK Trail follows the 0.6 mile Creek Walk trail along the Cane Creek. If you head south on the trail, you observe a variety of plant life along the creek, including ferns, many types of trees and a few rhododenrdron. Head north for more open field where there is a playgroud and areas for playing sports.

Bakersville is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, known for its picturesque beauty and is filled with history, art and artists, and Southern Appalachian culture.  It is named for the settler who owned much of the land in the area, David Baker. The town is located within the floodplains of the Cane Creek and the town has flooded on several occasions in the past.

The Bakersville Creekwalk is a project that came together after the devastating flood of 1998. 

Despite its potential for destruction, Cane Creek is a beautiful natural asset within the town that has been developed to provided a greenway with fishing piers, bridges, and recreational sports fields. 

The Town also takes pride in their Rhododendron Festival which is an annual event that started in 1946.

Track an adventure here

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Yes
Seasonality: Open all year

Adventures for Town of Bakersville Creek Walk

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Hikin' to Find Lichen

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
This brochure-led adventure takes kids deep into the mysterious world of lichen. Kids will discover the three different forms lichen can take, and some of the features that make the lichen lifestyle unique. Kids will also read the Lichen story about Alice Algae and Freddy Fungi to help them remember how lichens work.
Hiking

Finding Ferns

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Finding Ferns brochure is a fun and challenging adventure. Follow the illustrations and clues to find as many of the ferns as possible. You're going to have to be a nature detective to find them all.
Hiking

Town of Bakersville: The Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in the area. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

Directions

26 S Mitchell Ave
Bakersville, NC 28705
Latitude: 36.014926700000
Longitude: -82.158616300000

Partners

The Town of Bakersville Creek Walk TRACK Trail was made possible through partnerships formed between the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program and the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Association, along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the National Park Service.