Bigleaf Slopes Park

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Bigleaf Slopes Park was established by an agreement between Iredell County and the Tarheel Trailblazers. Members of the mountain bike organization approached Iredell County with a proposal to build the trail on County owned property, over the course of 3 years.

The property is approximately 104 acres of wooded and open space land with significant diversity in plant species. Most uniquely present is the Bigleaf Magnolia species, for which the park is named. Magnolia macrophylla, the Bigleaf Magnolia, is a deciduous magnolia native to the southeastern United States and eastern Mexico. This species boasts the largest simple leaf and single flower of any native plant in North America.

Since 2013, over 1500 hours of volunteer community efforts have been contributed to the property, including topography assessment, trail design, and finally trail construction. The development of this amazing new facility for Iredell County Parks and Recreation could not have been possible without the efforts of all of those dedicated volunteers

Phase I of the facility features 2.5 miles of varying degrees in difficulty of mountain biking and hiking trails. Plans for additional trails are scheduled for fall and winter of 2016 and 2017, to extend the total trail mileage to approximately 6 miles.

For more information, check out the Bigleaf Slopes Park Facebook page here: facebook.com/Bigleaf-Slopes...

Food & Drink

After the Run: Local Favorites

Shiki Pretty good sushi here!
Jay Bee's A great local joint! Love me some Jay Bee chips!
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Chicken is no where close to KFC
Cozumel Try the fajita taco salad with chicken......
Village Inn Pizza Parlor Excellent salad bar!
Chopstix chicken in a nest!
925 Davie Ave, Statesville NC — (704) 872-5200
Uncle C's BBQ Best ribs in town.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Don't order the Mac and cheese it's easy Mac!
Logan's Roadhouse Mack is the bestest!
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store It was my first time ever at Cracker Barrel and I would definitely go back; the service, food and atmosphere were all amazing!! I enjoyed it!! Keep up the great work!!
Sorrento's Chicken florentine is wonderful.
Cook-Out The Best Milk shakes ever! Great burgers too
Ruby Tuesday Try the spaghetti squash marinara. Way too good to be true and only 250 calories.
Chick-fil-A Very friendly. A worker came around asking us for refills or if she could get us anything. I've never had anyone do that at a fast food restaurant or even a Chic Fil A for that matter.
Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill Fresh tortilla chips and excellent salsa! The white cheese dip is a personal favorite.
Chick-fil-a Great place to eat, Great staff!
Grow Green Best Chinese food in Statesville, hands down!
Amalfi's Pizza Italian Restaurant The Strombolis are excellent. I like to order the vegetarian and add pepperoni. Beware... the small is pretty BIG!

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