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Location: This greenway system is located in south Charlotte - between Rea Road and Pineville- Matthews Road (NC Highway 51). Parking:Four Mile Creek Greenway:5803 Bevington Place Charlotte, NC 28277 Click here for Google MapsLower McAlpine Greenway:11823 Johnston Road Charlotte, NC 28226Click here for Google MapsMcMullen Creek Greenway:8135 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28226Click here for Google MapsLength:Paved, Gravel, and Boardwalk Greenway = 5.8 Miles
Alternative Transportation:CATS Bus (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip): Route 43Route 45XCATS
Nearby Amenities:The Shops at Piper GlenNature Facts: Nestled in the treetops, you’ll find the County park system’s first documented Great Blue Heron rookery. This once rare species is increasing its numbers and has now been taken off the state wildlife watch list. Another “first” found at Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway is Mecklenburg County’s first sighting of a Southern Skipperling butterfly. This fast flier is a tiny, bright orange butterfly more commonly found in the coastal plain.
Two species of bright red and black birds can be seen migrating along the creek corridor each spring and fall. The American Redstart, a species of warbler, and the Scarlet Tanager, a robin-sized bird, spend the winter in South America then migrate back north where they nest, raise young, and sing melodious songs during the summer. These long distance migrants brighten the deep green foliage of our forest with their striking colors. Pileated woodpeckers can also be heard here – just listen for a jackhammer like sound!
The newly developed Four Mile Creek Greenway section features significant boardwalk through scenic wetlands with abundant wildlife.
For Further Information:Contact Greenway Planner Gwen Cook at 704-432-1570 or by email at Gwen.Cook@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov