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RibbonWalk Urban Forest
 

704-598-8857
4601 Nevin Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Park Hours: 7AM to Sunset

Directions
► RibbonWalk Map (PDF file, 274 kb)

Over 192 acres of natural woodlands, comprising the southern end of Nevin Park lies largely untouched and unnoticed just minutes away from downtown Charlotte, NC. Entrance to the Forest is free. 

RibbonWalk, 4601 Nevin Road

RibbonWalk Urban Forest is woodland oasis in the heart of the city of Charlotte. The forest includes 192-acres of woodland and wetland habitat with several miles of nature trails and a variety of native flora and fauna. An extraordinary grove of old-age beech trees designated as a "treasure tree grove" stands out a one of the most impressive features of the forest. There are also picturesque mature pines, flowering trees and other native hardwoods. Wetland features include several ponds and meandering streams. Native wildflowers dot the forest floor. Take and walk and discover wildlife or signs of wildlife. You may see mammal tracks, hear frogs or spot one of more than 60 birds that have been seen in the forest by birdwatchers. There are many natural wonders to behold.

 

Recreational Hiking

RibbonWalk has several hiking trails. Enjoy some exercise or relax on a forest bench. Self-guided trail maps are available. Trails are marked by colored ribbons tied to trees.

Research

Professors from local colleges and universities like Johnson C. Smith, Queens, and Central Piedmont, and local K-12th grade teachers bring their science classes out to research a variety of ecosystems within the forest.

Picnicking

There is a large open field with several picnic tables. This large open space at the entrance to the forest is great for events and lawn games.

Facilities

Facilities include a Barn, Porta-Jon (includes water, soap & towels). The White house on Nevin Road is the conservancy office and is not open to the public.

Directions To RibbonWalk

North of Charlotte, NC on Statesville Avenue (Road), turn right on Nevin Road
(1.2 miles) and watch for the blue and gray RibbonWalk sign on your left as you pass the Thompson Glen subdivision.

From West Sugar Creek, turn left on Nevin Road (1.2 miles). Watch for the log cabin on your right. Entrance is next paved road on your right (Hoyt Hinson Rd.)

North of Charlotte, NC on Statesville Avenue (Road), turn right on Nevin Road (1.2 miles) and watch for the blue and gray RibbonWalk sign on your left as you pass the Thompson Glen subdivision. From West Sugar Creek, turn left on Nevin Road (1.2 miles). Watch for the log cabin on your right. Entrance is next paved road on your right (Hoyt Hinson Rd.)


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