Map of the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway


Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway

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Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway


7.5 miles






rail-trail, City of Greensboro Country Park, Guildford Courthouse National Military Park, Bur-Mil Park, Lake Brandt, forest & farmland, bridges


Downtown Greenway
Bicentennial Greenway



The Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway is a 7.5-mile long paved pathway that extends from Greensboro to the north past Bur-Mil Park in Guilford County in North Central North Carolina. The trail was constructed along the rout of an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The trail is also known as the Lake Brandt Greenway, the Battleground Rail Trail and the Bicentennial Greenway.

On its way north, the trail travels through the urban area of Greensboro, going past the City of Greensboro Country Park. The trail then goes past the residential nieghborhoods on the north side of town and onto the North Carolina countryside. The trail eventually crosses Lake Brandt in two separate stretches.


The Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway is paved and open for bike riding, walking and running. Portions of the trail follow alongside roads within Greensboro, but to the north of the city the trail goes cross-country away from traffic and roadways.

Points of Interest

The Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway goes past the following points of interest:

City of Greensboro Country Park
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Lake Brandt
Bur-Mil Park
Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center
Nearby Trails

Downtown Greenway: there are proposals to extend the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway to the south to meet up with the planned Downtown Greenway that will loop around the Downtown Greensboro area.

Bicentennial Greenway: the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway intersects the Bicentennial Greenway at Old Battleground Road and Lake Brandt Road.

End Points

The south end of the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway is located at Markland Drive to the east of Battleground Avenue in Greensboro.

The north end of the trail is located along State Highway 220. There is a trailhead with parking and a restroom along Battleground Avenue just north of Lake Brandt.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway in Greensboro, North Carolina.