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McDowell Nature Preserve: Cove Loop Professional Review and Guide
"This route explores a scenic and undeveloped cove at Lake Wylie. It starts by first taking a warm-up loop on the handicapped-accessible Four Seasons Trail, and then follows the nearby creek to its marshy tributary. At this point the Cove Trail will lead you past the wetlands area and to the shoreline of Lake Wylie. This quiet waterside trek will often reveal nesting waterfowl or even a freshwater otter. After tracing the shoreline the trail veers inland and follows the undulating Shady Hollow Trail back to the visitor center, where a brief downhill hike will lead you back to your car at the Four Seasons trailhead."
--Jennifer Pharr Davis, Best Hikes Near Charlotte (Falcon Guides).
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