Nation Ford Greenway
P O Box 431
Fort Mill, SC 29716-0432
"The Nation Ford Road has witnessed much history. As an original trading path of the Catawba Nation,
it was the first step in building an infrastructure system that today features superhighways and
international airports. Despite its humble beginnings, Nation Ford served the same purpose as later day
roads and airports. It served to connect people to other places."
..........Excerpt from The Nation Ford Road: Its History and Impact, by Louise Pettus
At a time when York County is facing unprecedented growth, the Nation Ford Land Trust and the Trust for
Public Land began working together to develop a plan for preserving and linking open space within the
area. The plan has evolved into
a 30-mile greenway around the Town of Fort Mill, bordering Sugar Creek
and the Catawba River. It has been named the Nation Ford Greenway, in honor of the historic
Nation Ford Trail that linked the area to regions both north and south over 200 years ago.
As envisioned, the Nation Ford Greenway will join together parks, conservation areas, neighborhoods, museums, historic sites,
business centers, schools, and other places
of public interest. Additional benefits to the region from the
Nation Ford Greenway will
be to provide residents with opportunities for physical activity (hiking, walking, running,
and to explore York County’s natural resources and history. The Nation
Ford Greenway will also protect areas adjacent
to Sugar Creek and the Catawba River
from soil disturbance, thus enhancing water quality.
The Nation Ford Greenway will connect to the 2,300-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, and to the Mecklenburg
County Greenway System at the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. A proposed pedestrian bridge across the
Catawba River will provide a link to the Rock Hill parks system, and Tega Cay access to the Nation Ford Greenway will
be available near the Lake Wylie Dam.
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This web site, www.NationFordGreenway.com and www.NationsFordGreenway.com, tells about Nation Ford Greenway, a greenspace of
connected trail systems that will link communities, parks, conservation areas, business centers, schools, natural resources,
museums, and historic sites throughout York, Lancaster, and Mecklenburg Counties. The Nation Ford Greenway, an open space land
preservation project, is a 30 mile hiking and biking trail along Sugar Creek and the Catawba River in York County, and will connect
to the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC, along with the towns of Tega Cay, Rock Hill and Lake Wylie South Carolina.