Catawba Indian Nation Greenway

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

2.5 miles

Type:

Network

Surface:

Natural, Crushed Stone, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center
  • Restrooms
  • Point of Interest
  • Information Sign
  • Scenic Observation
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping

Summary:

The Catawba Indian Nation Cultural Center provides an overview of the rich culture and history of the Catawba Indian Nation. There are exhibits, walking trails and craft store featuring crafts from native artisans.

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Three trails, each having something different highlight the Catawba Indian Nation. The Loop Trail, which starts at the Long House Government Center, educates hikers by bringing the local history alive. Features of the loop trail include a Catawba dwelling, bark house, dugout trees, story circle, and an active archeological dig center. The other two, the Cultural Center and Greenway Trails begin at the Cultural Center. You will start your hike on the Cultural Center Trail, or Yehasuri Trail, where you will see several signs to educate you about the history of the area and some Indian legends. The Indians who resided in the area hundreds of years ago were mainly traders and subsistence farmers, and as you walk, you will experience what an early South Carolina Indian compound would have looked like. The distinguishing feature of this short trail is a garden, a replica of an old Catawba Indian tribal garden. Squash, corn, beans, pumpkins, and sunflowers are still grown there today. When you connect with the Greenway Trail you will parallel the Catawba River and you will walk on a path once used by some of the earliest inhabitants of South Carolina.

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Directions:

From Exit 79 on I-77 (Dave Lyle Blvd.) at Rock Hill: Turn right onto Springdale Road (York County S­46-97). Drive for 1.5-miles and turn left onto Hopewell Road (S-46­57). Drive for 1.8-miles and turn left onto Neely Store Road (S­46-31). Drive for 1.0-mile and turn right onto Indian Trail Road (S­46-160), which will take you to the Catawba Reservation.

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Catawba Indian Nation | 996 Avenue of the Nations, Rock Hill, SC 29730 | (803) 366-4792 | Email

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Lat: 34.90506609487808
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