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McDowell Creek Greenway (Huntersville) - Evening Walk

Walk length - 4.5 miles total (out and back with small loop)

Walk level: easy to moderate

Pace: moderate 2.5 to 3mph

Terrain: asphalt, concrete and dirt trail

Start time: 6:15 PM

Duration: ~1 hr. 30 mins.

 

Description: This will be the first developed section of McDowell Creek Greenway.  The greenway will link several existing and new single and multi-family residential neighborhoods to great destinations including Birkdale Village and the proposed Robbins Park in Cornelius.  The County is partnering with the Town of Cornelius on this project.

This mile and a half run of greenway in Cornelius and Huntersville extends from Westmoreland Road to Sam Furr Road.  It offers a green oasis for town dwellers and excellent access to Robbins Park and Westmoreland Athletic Complex as well as significant retail, office and residential areas.  This route is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail and the Lake Norman Bike Route.

 

  • Terrain: Our walk will mainly be on paved asphalt surface, but include a short trek through the nature preserve connecting the greenway to Robbins Park and through Westmoreland Athletic Complex.
  • Pets are permissible, though they must be leashed at all times. There are several locations which have garbage cans, as well as doggie bags for picking up after your pet.
  • There is no public restroom facility on the greenway.
  • Each hiker is responsible for their own snacks and water if needed.

 

We'll meet at the Birkdale Village Shopping Center, in the right side parking lot of the Regal Birkdale Stadium 16 movie theater, next to Dick's Sporting Goods. We'll start our adventure walk at 6:15 PM. We can stop for frozen yogurt in the shopping center after the walk if the group is interested.

 


McDowell Creek Greenway (Charlotte Parks & Rec website)

Map of McDowell Creek Greenway system

 

Phone or text Maurice at[masked], if needed or not attending (Day of walk ONLY, please)

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  • Nadine

    Thanks so much to Maurice for setting up this trail walk. It was a great walk and I got to meet great people and of course 4 legged friends as well!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great trail, thank you for organizing Maurice! I am NOT in any sort of pain today- wow!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chloe (my miniature schnauzer) and I had such a great time walking with everyone! I have lived in the area since 2005, and (believe it or not) I never knew that this greenway existed! The weather was wonderful (just a bit muddy at times, but no big deal), and I enjoyed going to Brixx afterwards for some yummy food and good conversations. Thanks to Maurice for organizing the event and taking photos! I look forward to joining the group again for some fresh air and exercise. :)

    March 21, 2013

  • Brian

    Great walk. Great group. Thanks for hosting, Maurice!

    March 21, 2013

  • David K.

    Excellent outing at a fun little trail. Great to see some of our old friends and to make new ones. Thanks to Maurice for getting us back onto the Spring spirit with this weeknight hike. Let's do it again soon!!

    March 21, 2013

  • Stacey

    Great walk and good company. Nice to have enough light for the evening walks to be back on the schedule. Thanks for setting it up Maurice!

    March 21, 2013

  • Maurice S.

    A very enjoyable evening walk, great way to end the day. The somewhat hidden nature trail was in reasonably good shape despite the recent rain. It was nice to walk an area not many travel or even know of. Thank you all for attending, hope you can make the next event.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time and it was a good work out. Let me know just how "out of shape" I really am. Looking forward to changing that! Thanks again for setting things up Maurice, nice time was had by all!

    March 20, 2013

  • Maurice S.

    Update: Due to rain last night, the nature trail we'll be walking on may have some damp sections. Please wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

    March 19, 2013

    • Don

      The trails will have some wet areas. Weather looks to be excellent though.

      March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha.... Thanks for the warning. I just wish I had read this before just now. :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Ajay

    Hate to miss this, running late from work

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sick :(

    March 20, 2013

  • Pam S.

    sorry guys, I have to cancel...have a wonderful walk...walk fast and have fun

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alright... I know that area used to ride bikes though there with my son.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is paved. If it is the one beside the theatre.

    March 19, 2013

    • Maurice S.

      Our walk will not only be on the 1.5 mile paved greenway but on the 1 mile dirt nature trail that connects the greenway to nearby Robbins Park. The entrance of the nature trail is located on the left off the greenway, approx. 3/4 of a mile down from the parking lot of the Birkdale movie theater.

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing 1 guest. Bill Frasier and I (Louise Driscoll) are new to the area and like hiking. Looking forward to this evening walk and meeting new people.

    March 15, 2013

  • Deborah D.

    Not this one but Huntersville is a good location for me.

    March 14, 2013

  • Pam S.

    I am in....love the area and live close by...see you then...

    March 14, 2013

  • Maurice S.

    Frozen yogurt or a beer at Brixx sounds good to me.

    March 14, 2013

  • Brian

    Kathy and I are in for an outside beverage...

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Hal

    Yes I would like to gather after the walk

    March 12, 2013

  • Don

    Does anyone want to grab a beer and a bite in the village after the walk? Sit outside and enjoy the spring?

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Don

    In my backyard.

    March 10, 2013

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