Avoid the Ivy
Learn to recognize poison ivy, which commonly grows along the edges of trails, fields, and rivers. If contacted, use soap and a washcloth to vigorously wash the oils from your skin.
Four Mile Creek Greenway is a joint project between the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County that is an extremely popular destination to area residents. It connects Matthews Elementary to Squirrel Lake Park to East John Street. A rock feature with bubbling water is irresistible to dogs and kids on the greenway. Squirrel Lake Park host a large playground area, fairy trails, a lake complete with a dock and ducks and restrooms. While the biking, hiking and animal loving community enjoys the greenway, wildlife such as beavers, white tailed deer and numerous bird species are also the beneficiaries of greenway.
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: Squirrel Lake Park, 1631 Pleasant Plains Rd, Matthews, NC 28105 MAP
Parking Address: 100 W McDowell St, Matthews, NC 28105 MAP
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216