Explore a bustling section of town.

Charlotte has so many opportunities for sharing movement, meals, moments and more. Move through this popular community and take time to stop along the way, cultivating connections with your fellow travelers.

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Time/Distance Estimates

Route 1

Devil’s Logic Brewing to Freedom Park

  • 2.5 miles
  • 50-min walk
  • 17-min bike ride
  • Moderate intensity


Route 2

Devil’s Logic Brewing to Latta Park

  • 3.9 miles
  • 75-min walk
  • 26-min bike ride
  • Moderate intensity

Neighborhoods to Note

Cherry, Elizabeth, Midtown, Dilworth, Myers Park

Grab a Bike

Didn't BYOB-ike? Simply rent one along the way.

Rent a bike at the Trader Joe’s or Elizabeth Avenue B-Stations.

A daily pass is just $8 for 2 hours. Don’t forget to return your bike at the end of your adventure!

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Food & Drink

Devil’s Logic Brewing Co. for a brew or meal

Start slowly by grabbing a seat on the rooftop to catch a skyline view from this building constructed in 1926. Choose a brew from the 22 taps and take a look at the full menu featuring globally-inspired sandwiches.

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a segment of the Carolina Thread Trail

Revel in the sounds of nature, along with views of the skyline. The creek is part of a project to improve water quality. Also note Thompson and Elizabeth Parks, with their Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Historic St. Mary's Chapel and the Captain James Jack statue titled “Spirit of Mecklenburg.”


Metropolitan, a hub for dining and shopping near Uptown

Check out the restaurants and retail options, from local stops to familiar spots like Target, Trader Joe’s, Best Buy and Marshalls. Don’t overlook the splashes of sidewalk art and wall murals, like the “Community” mural outside the Trader Joe’s entrance.

Waterbean Coffee


For coffee roasted in the Charlotte area.

Pisces Sushi


For unique sushi rolls and all-you-can-eat lunch.

Pizzeria Omaggio


For authentic Italian pizza and fresh ingredients.


Veer off from the greenway: to Freedom Park or East Boulevard dining and shops

Option 1: Freedom Park, a 98-acre park with a 7-acre lake


Continue straight along the greenway path to the heart of Freedom Park. You can’t miss the bridge that crosses to the lake loop.

Named in honor of war veterans, this bustling community spot is popular for picnics and pup walks. It’s home to community events like Festival in the Park, plus features that inspire community like the bandshell, the Freedom Park Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, playgrounds, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Option 2: Along East Boulevard to shop, dine and sip


From the greenway path, turn right onto the Freedom Park Service Road and left onto East Boulevard.

This vibrant stretch features sidewalks and bike lanes, bordered by eclectic dining, drinking and shopping picks. This road is home to noteworthy spots like The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, which hosts the highly attended Yiasou Greek Festival. As you cruise, get into the community vibe by sharing small plates, pizzas, bottles of wine and conversation.

JJ’s Red Hots


For clever dogs (like the Quarter Hounder) on the rooftop deck.



For wood-fired pizza and fresh focaccia bread.

Foxcroft Wine Co.


For global wines, local brews and intimate patio seating.



A women’s boutique for skirts, shorts, sweaters and rompers.

Berrybrook Natural Foods


Shop supplements and natural foods then grab a healthy smoothie.

Paper Skyscraper


A cute shop packed with books, cards and unusual gifts


Latta Park, a 32-acre park in Dilworth

From East Boulevard, turn right onto Winthrop Avenue to reach the park.

Take a lap around trails that cut through the woods and notice the signage for wildlife habitats along the way. This area is always busy with families and neighbors using the sprayground, playground, basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelter and multipurpose fields.

Trail Complete



Not ready to call it a day?

Continue to the Award-Winning Trail by following East Boulevard to West Boulevard, head back to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway at the entrance to Freedom Park and continue along the greenway to reach Park Road Shopping Center, or return to Midtown to connect to the Skyline Trail via the Uptown Charlotte Sidewalk Connector.

Neighborhoods to Note

Know what's ahead: Cherry, Elizabeth, Midtown, Dilworth and Myers Park.


One of the city’s oldest existing African-American neighborhoods, Cherry was home to workers at the turn of the century. Today, it’s blossoming with luxury homes in sight of the skyline.

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As Charlotte’s second-oldest streetcar suburb, Elizabeth is cut through by the current CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar tracks. This pretty, historical neighborhood is dotted with new apartments and homes, as well as Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Central Piedmont Community College, popular picks for dining and drinks and Independence Park.

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Considered to be a gateway between Uptown and residential communities, energetic Midtown has Metropolitan shopping center as its focal point.

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Named for industrialist Edward Dilworth Latta, this neighborhood near Uptown was Charlotte’s first suburb and played a role in urbanization. Now, it offers a blend of luxury and historical homes, eclectic shops and wine bars, modern dining, bakeries and coffee shops.

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Myers Park

Long known for its affluence, Myers Park was designed as a loop to allow residents to walk to streetcar lines. Criss-crossed with majestic, tree-lined streets, this affluent neighborhood also holds hidden gems for dining, specialty groceries and boutique shopping, not to mention Queens University of Charlotte.

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