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Enjoy the Charlotte Rail Trail as it journeys through the heart of Charlotte along the city's LYNX Blue Line light rail system. As the trail traverses the city streets from Uptown, it passes the popular ImaginOn children's learning center and the home of the Charlotte Hornets before leading directly through the Charlotte Convention Center. If the center is closed, or you're biking the route, you must go around the block (right on East 2nd, left on South College, left on East Stonewall), then either climb the stairs or take the elevator in a parking garage across the street to rejoin the trail.
The South End hosts both the Charlotte Trolley barn and museum at Atherton Mill, as well as the popular South End Gallery Crawl, held the first Friday of each month and during which trailside art galleries open their doors for browsing, music and hors d'oeuvres.
The entire route is fairly well marked, and trash receptacles, benches, bike stands, and streetlights line the way.
Trail access is provided from any of the nine adjacent LYNX Blue Line light rail stations.
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