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Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Map of TRACK Trail at Reed Creek Nature Preserve

The Reedy Creek Nature Preserve TRACK Trail is along the Dragonfly Pond Trail which follows the edge of Dragonfly Pond. The Dragonfly Pond Trail is a 1 mile loop through a mixed hardwood forest.

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve protects 737 acres of natural, forested habitat within Reedy Creek Park. There are over ten miles of hiking trails in the nature preserve for the outdoor enthusiast, giving visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains, while enjoying scenic views of small lakes, forests, fields, streams, and wildlife. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve is also home to Reedy Creek Nature Center and the Dr. James F. Matthews Center for Biodiversity Studies.

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Collectible sticker for Reedy Creek

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Wide natural trail through the forest
Sweet Gum tree leaves
View of the canopy of the forest
Wide path through the trees
A bench overlooking the creek
Gravel path along forest edge
Inside the nature center

Adventures for Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Hiking

Bug Out

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek / El Juego del Escondite en la Naturaleza

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
El Juego Del Escondite En La Naturaleza/Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Written in both Spanish and English, discover new things hiding in nature with the help of this bilingual brochure.
Hiking

Hikin' to Find Lichen

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
This brochure-led adventure takes kids deep into the mysterious world of lichen. Kids will discover the three different forms lichen can take, and some of the features that make the lichen lifestyle unique. Kids will also read the Lichen story about Alice Algae and Freddy Fungi to help them remember how lichens work.
Hiking

Birds of the Piedmont

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Piedmont brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.

Directions

2900 Rocky River Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
Latitude: 35.261677400000
Longitude: -80.719349200000

For directions and other information, please click here for the Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve's website.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Reedy Creek Nature Preserve TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership between the Blumenthal Foundation, Mecklenburg County, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program.