The Town of Cary recently reconstructed and stabilized a degraded channel section of a Swift Creek tributary. Along with this project, an 0.8 mile section of Higgins Greenway running parallel to the stream was repaved, with the addition of several new bridges. The greenway goes between SW Maynard Road and Union Street, with additional connector sections leading to Danforth Drive and West Chatham Street. The greenway is now open to the public after having been closed for approximately two years. Over 8,000 plants have been put in the ground to aid the restoration of vegetation. Future plans are in store for another phase of stream restoration and another mile of greenway construction to connect up with roads to the north and east to downtown Cary.
Length: 0.8 miles
Trail Width/Surface: 10-foot wide asphalt
Used For: Walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, skating, roller blading, pushing strollers, wheelchairs
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Special Considerations: None
Special Features: Bridges and boardwalks within wetland restoration section
Connects To: Dorothy Park
Access this trail from a variety of streets in the area: West Chatham Street, Union Street, Danforth Drive. On the ground from SE Maynard Road traveling to the north you will reach the connector to Danforth Drive at about 0.4 miles on the left. At 0.5 miles there is a turn-off to West Chatham Street on the left. If you make the right hand turn to go on along the trail you'll come to Union Street and the mini-park called Dorothy Park at 0.8 miles.
On-street parking only on adjacent roads.
Higgins Greenway Construction and Stream Restoration phases map.