McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
McDowell Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1108-acre McDowell Nature Preserve and is the source for educational programs and information on the preserve's natural communities, flora, and fauna. The preserve, the oldest in Mecklenburg County, has been left 90% undeveloped and protects mostly forested, rolling terrain along the banks of Lake Wylie.
McDowell Nature Center features live, native animals, an exhibit hall, and a gift shop. Outside, visitors can stop and observe nature in action at the National Wildlife Federation certified Backyard Habitat Garden which includes bird feeding stations, butterfly gardens, garden pond, and a demonstration compost area.
Hours & Admission
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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