Indian Valley Golf Course – 930 Indian Valley Drive, Burlington
Great Bend Park – 350 Greenwood Drive, Burlington
Glencoe Paddle Access – 2348 Glencoe Street, Burlington
Indian Valley Access Operated By: Burlington Recreation and Parks Department, (336) 222-5030, http://www.burlingtonnc.gov/55/Recreation-Parks
Great Bend Park and Glencoe Paddle Access Operated By: Alamance Parks, (336) 229-2410, www.alamanceparks.com
Part of the longest stretch of currently completed trail along the Haw River, the Glencoe Section is by far the most diverse. It offers a cross-section of the human and natural history to be found along the Haw River. The northern trailhead begins near the clubhouse of the Indian Valley Golf Course and for the first mile skirts the golf course. At Great Bend Park the trail leads to the preserved mill town of Glencoe. Beyond Glencoe, the trail takes on a more natural feel, spending a mile along the banks of the Haw before passing the old Carolina Mill, then heading upland along the upper shoreline of Stoney Creek Reservoir toward Stoney Creek Marina.
History of Glencoe
If you’re passing through the Glencoe section on a Tuesday through Saturday between 9am and 5pm, make time to visit the Textile Heritage Museum, which showcases life in the mill towns that thrived along the Haw for more than a century, beginning in the early 1800s.
Glencoe Mill Village is one of the best-preserved mill village complexes in North Carolina. The Glencoe Cotton Mill and village were established in the late 1800s by the Holt family in an area previously home to a gristmill and sawmill.
You can see the impressive Glencoe Dam as you pass through Great Bend Park, including the old mill race waterway that powered the mill.