If you want to do a little off-trail hiking Saturday at north Mecklenburg’s newest greenway, then bring appropriate clothes and boots, or bring your bike and explore the new trail. Access to the greenway will be provided at the southern end of Shearer Road in Davidson. Park at the edge of Shearer Road, near the barricade to the River Run Phase V development. Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted through the barricade to get to the greenway. With the addition of the West Branch Greenway, Davidson will have more than 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes throughout the town. The trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail.