McAlpine Creek Greenway
The McAlpine Creek Greenway is a sure delight for nature enthusiasts alike. Trail visitors looking for an area rich in wildlife will be surprised to see a variety of birds and an illumination of color in the spring. This area is also known for wild green onions that can be seen growing in bunches along the trail, so if foraging is your thing they are there for the picking.
This particular trail is 4.9 miles one way that heads up to Campbell Creek Greenway which was recently extended to Lockmont Drive. You will find most of the trail paved and boardwalks off to the sides where the creek beckons you to slow down, take in the peaceful sounds while gazing out into the moving water. Unpaved off-shoots of gravel trail can be taken leading you away from the main trail where nature surrounds you with giants whose limbs shield you from the sun and treats you to a lush environmental oasis.
So take a load off and bike, walk, or board your way through one of Mecklenburg Counties first greenway’s. This one is certainly a trail that beckons to be explored and even has some unique history further down on Campbell Creek where the location of the Lucas Family Grist Mill ruin from the early 1900’s still stands.