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Users who create a profile on the website can also track the trails and blue routes they complete and earn digital badges when they reach milestones. Badges include designations such as Trail Trekker for completing at least five Thread Trail walks, hikes, or runs, and River Roamer for completing your first paddle on a blue route.

The redesigned site will further increase access to natural places in the region and connect Carolinians to nature. All trails and blue routes in the Thread Trail network are free and open to the public.

As new trails in the Thread Trail network open, they will be added to the site.

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The trail map is available at carolinathreadtrailmap.org.

About the Carolina Thread TrailThe Carolina Thread Trail is a 15-county, two-state initiative designed to create a regional network of trails, blueways and conservation corridors that will connect more than 2.9 million people. With technical resources and catalytic funding from the Thread Trail, local communities plan and implement their parts of this greenway system.

In addition to Iredell County, the Carolina Thread Trail region includes Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties in North Carolina and Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster and York in South Carolina. Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for the Thread Trail, which works in partnership with the Foundation for the Carolinas and many local partners. Over 300 miles of Thread Trails are open to the public.

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