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McAlpine Creek Greenway Loop Professional Review and Guide
"This route begins at McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte’s first official green space, about 11 miles southeast of Charlotte’s city center. Along this trail and in the vicinity you encounter tennis courts, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, five expansive soccer fields, a pond stocked for fishing, and the city’s first leash-free dog park, Ray’s Fetching Meadows. Make sure to prepare if you wish to partake in any of these activities. The trail briefly follows an elevated boardwalk that connects to the McAlpine Creek Greenway and runs past a pleasant pond and several soccer fields. The trail becomes wide and gravel and utilizes a section of the 5k cross-country course before veering off into the shade and returning to the pond and trailhead via the nature trail."
--Joshua Kinser , Five-Star Trails: Charlotte (Menasha Ridge Press).
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