McAlpine Creek Greenway is the southern portion of the greenway and extends from McAlpine Creek Park to Margaret Wallace Road. It is constructed mainly of crushed gravel, but there are short segments which are paved or sidewalks. Campbell Creek Greenway is the paved, northern portion of the greenway and is shaded by trees on both sides for nearly its entire length. Numerous pedestrian and community access points also are available along these two greenways. The Campbell Creek Greenway was recently extended to Lockmont Drive to make the entire greenway a 6.2-mile segment.
The McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek greenways will delight nature enthusiasts. With 188 documented species of birds along the trail and nearby populations of otters and beavers, trail visitors can enjoy recreating in a wildlife-rich area. The land around the trail also hosts Mecklenburg County's only population of a native Lakespur (Delphinium tricorne), a very rare, purple wildflower that blooms in the spring.
The McAlpine Creek Greenway was constructed it in 1978, making it the first public greenway constructed in North Carolina's western Piedmont. Along the trail, visitors can find the ruins of the Lucas Family Grist Mill, a mill constructed in the early 1900s.
For a virtual tour of the McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenway, check out the video below, created by Jon White, Davidson Impact Fellow '19-'20, in partnership with the National Black MBA Association - Charlotte Chapter.
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