The Lindsay Pettus Greenway is an outdoor venue designed to inspire Lancaster County's next generation of conservationists.

Free to actively enjoy

The Greenway offers residents a safe space to enjoy being physically active outdoors. Invite your neighbor, family member, coworker, or your furry friend and get moving!  We have partnered with Lancaster Runs, the Lancaster County Parks & Recreation department, Yoga with Tawnie, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to facilitate regular running events, self-guided walks, and other leisure activities. 


Symbiotic partnerships

Many community partners are inspiring Lancaster County's next generation of conservationists through guided hikes, beautification events, and public lectures on the flora and fauna of the Greenway.  This is a shared vision with the Katawba Valley Land Trust, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Duke Energy, and Keep Lancaster County Beautiful.

Naturally creative

We envision accessible public art that animates the Greenway, connects visitors to the local identity of Lancaster County, highlights our native flora and fauna, and offers a creative experience of art and environment.  We have partnered with the Lancaster County Council of the Arts to set artistic standards and commission local artists to envision "creative pause moments" along the Greenway.  

Be sure to check out the exquisite 'Nature's Delight' mural at the Woodland Drive tunnel underpass! 


Take learning outside!

We are collaborating with our friends at the Lancaster County School District, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Lancaster County Library, and the University of South Carolina Lancaster to offer field trips, educational exhibits, scavenger hunts, outdoor story time, and other family-friendly activities on the Greenway for learners of all ages.

Explore 3 hidden geocaches along the trail for some STEM fun!  Map reading, compass use, and  interpretations of your surroundings are helpful STEM skills. Thanks to North Elementary educator Rose Clawson for placing these fun caches along the trail.


Flora & Fauna of the Greenway

In 2019, we commissioned Josh Arrants, a professional naturalist of Arrants Outdoors, to document the flora and fauna surrounding the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.  Josh's Flora & Fauna Inventory spreadsheet can be viewed here. The tabs align with each taxonomic group.

  • Birds - 129 Species
  • Mammals - 25 Species
  • Herps (Reptiles and Amphibians) - 54 Species
  • Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) - 33 Species
  • Insects and Spiders - 53 Species
  • Fish - 39 Species
  • Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers - 171 Species

You can contribute your observations to the Greenway's iNaturalist webpage. Thanks to Greenway visitor Phillip Harpootlian for creating this amazing resource on iNaturalist!


We're a 100% volunteer-led organization with unprecedented private/public collaboration.  Every dollar that you donate is used to plan, build, and promote the Greenway.  Donations are tax-deductible as allowed.  Donate securely online through PayPal or mail checks to: Lindsay Pettus Greenway, PO Box 1776, Lancaster SC, 29721.