Friends at a nearby park.

Explore Nature and Adventure Just Moments from Mallard Creek

One of the joys of making your home in the Charlotte vicinity is the accessibility to a plethora of stunning natural landscapes and environments. For those calling the apartments at Mallard Creek home, a wealth of lush parks, crystal-clear lakes, captivating trails, and vibrant wildlife is always within reach.

Nearby the Greenway at Mallard Creek, you’ll find an array of parks, nature preserves, botanical gardens, and centers dedicated to wildlife just a few minutes’ drive away. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in outdoor adventures, delve into the exploration of nature, and acquaint yourself with the rich history and diverse species of local flora and fauna that our area has to offer.

Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve

Steeped in Native American history, the Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, a short 15-minute journey from our Northlake Charlotte apartments, provides an opportunity for recreation, education, and exploration across its 927 acres of forested territory. Offering 10 miles of dog-friendly paths traversing varied landscapes, visitors can enjoy sights of meandering streams, verdant meadows, and tranquil lakes, with plenty of spots for fishing within Reedy Creek Park. The preserve is a haven for a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, and at the Nature Center, guests can engage with interactive exhibits to learn more about these native species. For more details, visit the Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve’s website.

Hornets Nest Park

A mere 15-minute drive from Mallard Creek apartments will bring you to Hornets Nest Park, a 140-acre facility where the aim is to have fun under the open sky. The park offers amenities including a softball complex, an 18-hole disc golf course, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, basketball courts, and volleyball courts. For those seeking a thrill, the park boasts a 1,150-foot BMX bike track hosting weekly competitions. Visit the park’s website for more information.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, less than 10 minutes from our Northlake Charlotte apartments, is a peaceful sanctuary perfect for leisurely walks. Housing an extensive collection of orchids, carnivorous plants, rhododendrons, and more, the McMillan Greenhouse allows visitors to explore plants from five different global environments. Wander through beautifully landscaped paths leading to meticulously curated gardens. For further details, including hours and admission, visit the botanical gardens’ website.

Carolina Raptor Center

Experience the majesty of raptors and birds of prey at the Carolina Raptor Center. This esteemed non-profit organization not only offers engaging educational experiences but also rehabilitates 900-1,000 injured birds annually, successfully releasing many back into the wild. A walk along the ¾-mile Raptor Trail reveals over 30 species of raptors, including hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons. For information on exhibits, admissions, and more, check out the Carolina Raptor Center’s website.

Mallard Creek and Clark’s Creek Greenways

The combined trails of Mallard Creek and Clark’s Creek Greenways stretch for 7.4 miles, presenting both paved and gravel paths suitable for walking, jogging, and cycling. It’s an exceptional place to enjoy outdoor exercise amidst breathtaking scenery, with frequent sightings of wildlife such as butterflies, herons, foxes, deer, hawks, and beavers. To plan your visit, download a trail map from the greenway’s website.

While the comforts of home at Greenway at Mallard Creek are undeniably luxurious, the nearby natural wonders offer a refreshing change of scenery and a break from city life or daily stresses. We invite you to visit and discover our beautiful apartment homes today.

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