Black Creek Greenway, the largest greenway in Cary, has had a section under construction for the past few months. Now, construction has finalized and the entire trail is now open.
The section previously closed is what connected the trail to Lake Crabtree/Crabtree Creek Greenway (near North Cary Park). There was an extensive 3.1 mile detour through Weston greenway, but now that is no longer needed.
Black Creek Greenway is The Cary Report’s Greenway of the Month for June. It is the longest greenway in Cary, and now it continues on without any interruptions.
The following was published on the Cary Greenway Detour official website:
“The Crabtree Creek and Black Creek Sewer Rehabilitation Project is coming to completion. Rehabilitation of sewer lines and manholes along the Black Creek Greenway has been completed between Dynasty Drive and the trailhead at Old Reedy Creek Road. Over the summer, contractors will complete the remaining work, including cleanup and restoration at the Lake Crabtree Dam and adjacent sewer easement (located outside the greenway) and removing the temporary bypass pipe. The good news is this will not require closure of the greenway and the trail is now open to the Public in its entirety.”
If you’re looking to check out this part of the trail, your best bet is to park at North Cary Park (1100 Norwell Blvd) and follow the Black Creek Greenway signs. It is about a 20 minute walk from the car to the lake, and it is entirely paved through the lush woods, running adjacent to the creek.
If you’re looking to experience all 7.1 miles, grab your bike and head over to Bond Park (801 High House Rd) and prepare for a journey.