MCDOWELL NATURE CENTER AND PRESERVE
15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC 28278 Directions
Peaceful Place, Great Outdoors, Fishing Poles, Picnic Lunch, Nature Center, Park, City Limits, Beautiful Area, Kid's Events, Lake Wylie, Canoe Rental, Boat Ramp, Water Fountains, Playground, Guided Kayaking Tour & Campground
McDowell Nature Center and Preserve has 1,132 acres of preserve and is a perfect site for education programs and information on the ecology, flora, and fauna of the preserve. The oldest Mecklenburg County preserve largely preserves forested, rolling hills along the shores of Lake Wylie. You can enjoy a natural play area, and there are self-interpreting trail guides for miles of hiking trails. The park offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and boating enthusiasts can appreciate the accessible boat ramps. It has over 7 miles of trail, providing opportunities for hikers and nature lovers to discover a range of terrain with spectacular views of Lake Wylie, trees, streams. The preserve offers increasing ways of outdoor enjoyment. Shaded playgrounds and many picnic areas are available first-come-first-served.
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REEDY CREEK NATURE CENTER AND PRESERVE
2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC 28215 Directions
Wildlife Areas, Wildlife, Dog Park, Lakes, House, Ponds, Basketball, Rock, Disc Golf Course, Nature and Parks, Outdoor Activities, Athletic Fields, Playground, Woods & Picnic Shelters
'Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve' contains 927 acres of forested natural habitat within the park. It has over 10 miles of hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts in the nature preserve, offering tourists the chance to explore a variety of terrain. It is more than 1 mile from the entrance to the nature resort. All the tourists can walk between the nature preserve and nearby Reedy Creek Park facilities such as playing fields, picnic shelters, or playgrounds. It includes live, indigenous animals, an exhibit space, a classroom, and a gift shop. Reedy Creek protects 109 bird species, 15 mammal species, 20 reptile species, and 12 amphibian species.
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MCALPINE CREEK PARK
8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 Directions
Mile Bike Trail Dogs on Leash, Picnicking, Biking, Soccer Fields, Playground, Running, Wildlife, Outdoor Fitness Center, Mountain, Self-Service Recycling, Gazebo, Fishing Pier, Horseshoes, Lake & Wild Flower
McAlpine Creek Park is a 462-acre park featuring a fishing pier, gazebo, horseshoes, 3-acre lake, playground, five football fields, 2-mile cycle path, 1.5-mile nature trail, and 5 K cross country championship course. With 188 recorded bird species along with the path and nearby otter and beaver populations, trail visitors can enjoy recreation in an environment rich in wildlife. It is also a great park for your kids and family to walk along beautiful paths in a place to go fishing for fun.