Visited the 1,132 acre preserve on 11/14/2020. It is located in Charlotte and just across the South Carolina border. I was happy to see that Fall had not left this park yet. The park is beautiful! Saw quite a few fishermen, a photographer was taking photos of a family, quite a few people were hiking or boating. The temperature was a perfect 66F. The preserve offers a number of short easy trails and it is quite picturesque and popular. I highly recommend it.
Reference McDowell Nature Center