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Column: This is a place for peace and tranquility

The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the latest addition to the Carolina Thread Trail were held June 9 at Walnut Creek Park.

It followed a lot of hard work, planning and collaboration. The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenway trails. There are more than 220 miles of trails open to the public linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions.

I was eager to see the finished product and spend some time with my 10-year-old granddaughter, so we decided to do some walking on the trails at Walnut Creek Park. It was interesting to see how much she appreciated seeing trees – all shapes and sizes – on the trail.

It felt so good to be in what I call a good place, peaceful and tranquil. It reminds me of what Indian Land was like before the building boom.

The trail is 3.5 miles of natural surface that starts at Walnut Creek Park and ends at the state line. This trail will eventually continue across to the 12 Mile Creek Greenway in Waxhaw, N.C.

Lancaster County Parks and Recreation should be proud of this. Walnut Creek Park is on U.S. 521 close to the intersection of S.C. 75. It’s wonderful place to visit, play or walk your dog.

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