Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews NC is Perfect for Quiet Getaway
Squirrel Lake Park near downtown Matthews NC is the perfect spot for walking, fishing and just enjoying wooded views. This 29-acre park is tucked away between two Matthews neighborhoods on Pleasant Plains Road. Eventually, it will provide a pedestrian connection between the neighborhoods along Pleasant Plains Road and the new Four Mile Creek Greenway, where construction is just beginning.
The Squirrel Lake Park entrance reminds you of a drive down a country lane where open fields and surrounding woods invite you to explore. Once you reach the middle of the park, you'll find a pretty view of the lake where benches invite you to relax and enjoy the quiet activity around the lake. Or you can bring your pole and tackle for fishing in the lake. A picnic shelter also overlooks the lake.
Not all activities at Squirrel Lake Park are passive. The park includes a 12-hole disc golf course and a small playground for children. A master plan developed for the park in January 2009 proposes to add another picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, a fishing pier and expand the playground.
HAWK, the Habitat and Wildlife Keepers chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, maintains habitat gardens of native plants in Squirrel Lake Park. HAWK often sponsors wildlife activities there, including hummingbird seminars and a butterfly garden where milkweed will be planted to provide a way station for monarch butterflies.
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Copyright 2009. Carol Fox. Allen Tate Real Estate. *Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews NC is Perfect for Quiet Getaway*