Hiking, Biking, Fishing & Disc Golf

Enjoy the Outdoors

Contributors: Scott Rawls and John Robinson

Colonel Francis Beatty Park
265-acre park with a 16-acre lake for fishing, 5.7 miles of mountain bike trails, pump track, sports fields, picnic shelters and an event center
4330 Weddington Rd.
Matthews, NC  28104
Squirrel Lake Park
36-acre park with small pond and fishing pier, playground, 12-hole disc golf and access to Four-Mile Creek Greenway
1631 Pleasant Plains Rd.
Matthews, NC  28105
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
927 acres with two ponds and fishing platform, 10+ miles of hiking trails, picnic shelters, 18-hole disc golf and Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28215
Rob Wallace Park
143-acre natural area with a fishing pond in the front and large, deep lake in the back, bike trails, playground and picnic area
12900 Bethel School Rd.
Midland, NC  28107
McAlpine Creek Park
114 acres featuring a 3-acre pond and fishing pier, dog park, walking trails and access to the 2.8-mile paved McAlpine Creek Greenway
8711 Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28212
Purser-Hulsey Park
The 90.5-acre park is home to 4.4 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking, 
a community garden and a new 2.25-acre dog park
13201 Phillips Rd.
Matthews, NC  28105
Four Mile Creek Greenway
Offering multiple neighborhood connectors along 2 miles of paved trails. Parking and access is available at Squirrel Lake Park and Matthews Community Center.
Stumptown Park
Located in the heart of Downtown Matthews, this .9-acre park is the home of many concerts and local events in addition to the home of our own Veterans Memorial.
120 S. Trade St.
Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park
The 50-acre park feaures a playground, tennis courts, two soccer fields, two beach volleyball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course, bike path, a softball field and restrooms. It serves as the home of Mint Hill Madness and other special events.
8850 Fairview Rd.
Mint Hill, NC  28227
Park on Wilgrove
Wooded area provides shaded picnic shelters, a softball field, tennis courts, outdoor batting cage, playground and restrooms
7750 Jim Harper Ln.
Mint Hill, NC  28227
Stevens Creek Nature Center and Preserve
Newly opened 281 acres featuring 2+ miles of natural walking trails through the woods and along Stevens Creek. The Nature Center offers live animals, a classroom and gift shop.
15700 Thompson Rd.
Mint Hill, NC  28227
Sherman Branch Mountain Bike Park
Unique mountain bike park offering 11.5 miles of fast, flowing singletrack for all skill levels
12435 Rocky River Church Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28215
Hornets Nest Park
The 102-acre park is home to a 1,150 regulation BMX racecourse for bike racers of all ages, a fishing pond, playground, basketball courts, 18-hole disc golf course and walking trails.
6301 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28216
Latta Nature Preserve
Features 1,460-acres with 16 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding 
along with the Quest nature center
6211 Sample Rd.
Huntersville, NC  28078
US National Whitewater Center
Premier outdoor facility comprised of 1,300+ acres offering whitewater rafting, 
mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines, live music and great food
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC  28214