McDowell Nature Center and Preserve, Charlotte

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  • McDowell is a really nice park not far from Charlotte. It has quite a few trails, but not all are well-marked. We started at the nature center. The park staff were very helpful about choosing the trai...  more »
  • I like anything that by the water...paths are nice to walk, have good spots for barbecues...not good for fishing as per signs!!  more »
  • Great walking trails through woods and along the lake. Hilly but not too strenuous. Plenty of geocaching "treasures" if you are into that sort of thing... much fun  more »

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