Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
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Well, this nature center has everything for everyone. I mean literally everything. If you have kids, they have playgrounds, library, museums etc. if you want to run, you can easily make 10 plus beautiful miles, if you simply want to walk, aw! Gorgeous walking trails. Basketball, disc golf, volleyball, baseball you name it. Nice clean bathrooms and employees at the information center are very professional and friendly.
This is a Really nice park. This plus isolated but at the same time feels very safe. Its great to be able to get away from the city and have that mountain country feel. There is a mixture of gravel and paved trails. Its unclear where you can and cant ride bikes. We only walk jog this trail. It is odd how quickly 2 miles come Ill while walking this treck. Along the way is ponds and stilling benches etc. I would recommended this for families. Plenty of parking.
The park is pretty large and has several different activities including a dog park, two separate play areas for kids, one built by the Panthers to be a mini workout area and the other in the back of the park by the nature center. Hiking trails connect throughout the park and are nice easy trails. Bathrooms are also at the nature center and other picnic areas.
We were looking foe a relatively easy hike around the Charlotte area that would include great views of nature and maybe some local history. The Reedy Creek Nature Center was a great place to visit, as the hike was very leisurely and enjoyable. At the Nature Center the crew member was very helpful with suggestions on which trails to take and the distances. The trails are relatively flat with a few roots and rocks, and very easy climbs. Several bridges take you over creek areas and provide great photo opportunities. All trails were clearly marked and easy to follow.
Great place to go hiking. The nature center is very nice the kids can see some snakes and turtles inside all four free. Trails are pretty easy to hike so you can take the kids. Playgrounds and picnic tables every where.