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Union County Parks & Recreation: Cane Creek Park

The Cane Creek Park Track Trail takes guests on an easy 0.42 mile hike through the woods and by a breath-taking lake.

Cane Creek Park features many miles of adventure for the outdoor enthusiast. A variety of trails lead users through hundreds of acres of woods and fields. Some trails are open to mountain biking and horseback riding while others are dedicated to pedestrians looking for a peaceful stroll.

Recreational facilities at Cane Creek Park are centered around a 350 acre lake for excellent boating and fishing opportunities. You will find some of the best largemouth bass and crappie fishing in the state. Boat access, miniature golf, boat rentals, picnic facilities, and camping are a few of the opportunities that await you here. Whether you have a large group or a small family, you will find exactly what you are looking for with us!

Track an adventure here

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Fishing, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Food Service, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year

Adventures for Union County Parks & Recreation: Cane Creek Park

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
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:
0.50
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

Birds of the Piedmont

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Birds of the Piedmont 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

Cane Creek Park: The Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
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

5213 Harkey Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Latitude: 34.842915700000
Longitude: -80.685736600000

Partners

The Cane Creek Park 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.