Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway, Hendersonville, NC

The Oklawaha Greenway — An Overview

Hendersonville’s 3.5 mile Oklawaha Greenway winds through wetlands, meadows and forests to connect four parks. It takes its name from a Cherokee word meaning “slowly moving muddy waters” because much of the Greenway runs along Mud Creek, a key part of the Henderson County watershed. The Audubon Society recently named the Greenway as a birding “hot spot” because of the wide variety of birds it attracts. Wildflowers, native trees and small mammals abound. The fully paved Greenway is a five-minute drive from downtown Hendersonville and easily accessible from five convenient parking areas.

 New Greenway Master Plan for Henderson County

A draft Greenway Master Plan has been posted at the County’s new Greenway website, Please take a minute to review the draft plan and complete the short greenway survey which is posted on the website.

Public Input on Greenways

There will be two public input sessions so citizens can review the trails and priorities proposed in the new Greenway Master Plan. Please try to attend one of the following Public Input Sessions:

Tuesday, October 23Thursday, October 25
10:00 am – noon4:00 – 6:00 pm
County Conference RoomMain Library
100 North King Street301 Washington St.

You might also want to take a minute to write a letter, e-mail or call the Board of Commissioners in support of greenways. Addresses are available at:

 Community Support for the Greenway

To date, 36 area organizations have written letters in support of the Oklawaha Greenway. See the letters.

 Seen on the Greenway

 Latest News

A summary of Oklawaha Greenway news and events. See more information.
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 Lately on the Greenway

Recent Greenway notes and observations from our Greenway Scouts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018: "Volksmarch" On the Greenway – Saturday was my first event with the Asheville Amblers Walking Club as well as my introduction to "Volksmarching" or Volkswalk to be exact :-) According to the American Volkssport Association (AVA): "A volksmarch is a noncompetitive 3.1 mile (5 km) or 6.2 mile (10 km) walk. It's not a pledge

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 Weather Near the Greenway

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Johnson Field Airport is a Weather Underground personal weather station located at Hendersonville Airport.

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