What we're about

This group is for anyone who enjoys all outdoor recreation activities. McDowell Nature Preserve is located on the banks of Lake Wylie. McDowell offers a variety of activities for all ages and abilities. Activities range from hikes with the family to evening kayaking for the adults. To learn more about activities McDowell has to offer call McDowell Nature Center at 980-314-1128.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs through McDowell Nature Center. Since McDowell Nature Preserve is a Mecklenburg County run nature center and park, registration through the nature center or online at parkandrec.com is required due to county policy.

To request a modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact staff at 980-314-1192 or email TRInfo@MeckNC.gov .

Upcoming events (4+)

Trails and Tails: Community Dog Walk

Needs a location

Have a K-9 companion? Want to meet other dog lovers in Mecklenburg County? Together with our "Tails" we will hit the "Trails". Each month we will meet at different parks, preserves or greenways around the Charlotte area. Please call Chad Moore at[masked] for more information.

Location: McMullen Creek Greenway
Pineville, NC

Meet at the parking lot .
RSVPs are encouraged, but not necessary.

1st Fridays

Needs a location

On the 1st Friday of the month come experience twilight while paddling the edges of McDowell Nature Preserve. Get a chance to view the setting sun over Lake Wylie with our experienced instructors. Learn the history of Lake Wylie and meet new people in a fun environment. No walk-ins accepted. Pre-registration required.

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Trails and Tails: Community Dog Walk

Needs a location

Have a K-9 companion? Want to meet other dog lovers in Mecklenburg County? Together with our "Tails" we will hit the "Trails". Each month we will meet at different parks, preserves or greenways around the Charlotte area. Please call Chad Moore at[masked] for more information.

Location: Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Pineville, NC

Meet at the parking lot .
RSVPs are encouraged, but not necessary.

1st Fridays

Needs a location

On the 1st Friday of the month come experience twilight while paddling the edges of McDowell Nature Preserve. Get a chance to view the setting sun over Lake Wylie with our experienced instructors. Learn the history of Lake Wylie and meet new people in a fun environment. No walk-ins accepted. Pre-registration required.

ActiveNet - Online Recreation Activities (activecommunities.com)

Past events (639)

Evening Kayak Tour

Needs a location

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