Four Mile Creek Greenway-Matthews

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Trailhead

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.

Description

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

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation website for more information and a printable trail map or contact:

Mecklenburg County
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-432-1570
Gwen.Cook@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

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Matthews, NC hosts a section of the greenway that is popular for area hikers, bikers and animal lovers.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Matthews (NC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length2.0 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces25+
RestroomsYes
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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