Valdese Greenway

How can this nature preserve be so close to the shops and dining of Downtown Valdese?

Closed for Construction until late fall 2021
Access other trails from Lovelady Road

That will be your first question when you spot the great blue heron whose habitat is in the cove. Travelling over a mile along Lake Rhodhiss and McGalliard Creek (soon to be four miles), you will spot wildlife, flora, rock formations, water views and so much more. Once your escapade is complete and your soul rejuvenated, take the seven minute drive back to Main Street for refreshments!

Start your adventure at Valdese Lakeside Park – 1149 Lake Rhodhiss Dr NE

  • Group Walk on the Greenway – First Sunday of the Month at 2pm
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fishing from Shore
  • Kayak Launch
  • Overlook at Meditation Point


Trails that follow the Valdese Greenway or are one trail away!