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Map of Four Mile Creek Greenway-Matthews
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This greenway links
downtown Matthews with Squirrel Lake Park and connect neighborhoods from E.
John Street to S. Trade Street. This greenway is an asphalt trail with
boardwalk. This is the first greenway in the Town of Matthews.
Greenway begins at a long wooden boardwalk that passes through a mixed Loblolly
and Shortleaf Pine forest. The tall, stately Shortleaf Pine is a declining
species in our region, so having groups of these trees all along the greenway
is a good thing. The streamside forest has typical floodplain species such as
Musclewood, Tag Alder, Tulip-tree, Red Maple and Box Elder. Also seen along the
greenway are other plant and tree species such as Sycamore, large Eastern Red
Cedars (some nearly a Century in age), American Beech, Swamp Chestnut Oak,
May-apple and an occasional Pinxter Azalea. Several areas of springtime
wetlands, known as Vernal Pools, provide important breeding habitat for Marbled
and Spotted Salamanders and numerous frog species. This greenway is great for wildlife so be on
the lookout for White-tailed deer, American Beaver or the many bird species
that inhabit this area along the stream.
Paved Greenway = 2.26 Miles
1631 Pleasant Plains Road Matthews, NC 28105 (Squirrel Lake Park)
On-street Public Parking along Council Pl.Click here for Google Maps
CATS (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip)
Squirrel Lake Park
Arthur Goodman Memorial Park
Matthews Community Center
Matthews Elementary School
Contact Capital Planning Services at 980-314-1000 or by email at PRK-planners@Mecklenburgcountync.gov