STEELE CREEK NEWS
Nature at Night
Festival is at McDowell Nature Center on October 17
McDowell Nature Center is presenting its Nature at Night
Festival on Saturday, October 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. This all ages
event costs $5.00 per person. They are encouraging people to
pre-register by calling 704-588-5224. Space is LIMITED!
The festival will
feature unlimited wagon rides, storytelling, hot dog fixin's bar,
s'mores, live animals, night hikes, crafts and other activities, and
much, much more.
McDowell Nature Center is located in McDowell Nature Preserve,
which is on the western side of Steele Creek at Lake Wylie near the
Buster Boyd Bridge. Use the main entrance to McDowell Nature
Preserve off York Road across from Palisades Park Elementary School
to access the Nature Center.
Preserve covers over 1000 acres and features a campground and
primitive camping sites, fishing and boating access to Lake Wylie, seven
miles of hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and wildlife
viewing opportunities. The McDowell Nature Center is a
museum with live animals and nature displays that offers a variety of educational and other
programs. The Nature Preserve and Center are two of the jewels of
Nature Center hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
through Saturday and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sundays. The Nature Preserve is open from 7:00 AM to sunset daily
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