Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS2 2018

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LAKE NORMAN VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 35 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 2 LAKE NORMAN/DAVIDSON Though most of the park's animal species are rarely seen, at least 35 species of mammals are found in the area around the park including coyotes, Virginia opossum, eastern cottontail, gray squirrel, red and gray foxes, white-tailed deer, as well as the eastern mole and several species of shrews and mice. Muskrat and raccoon may be seen in the marshes along the creeks and lake. Bird life is typical of the Carolina Piedmont complete with Carolina chickadees, pine warblers, rufous-sided towhees, and bobwhites. Red-tailed hawks are common as are wild turkey and osprey. Mallards, wood ducks, teal, and other ducks, as well as geese, may be seen during certain seasons along with great blue herons, green-backed herons, and egrets (more likely in summer months). Shorebirds also rest in the lake shallows during spring and fall migrations. A 3,000-acre waterfowl refuge is located south of Cowans Ford Dam. There are numerous other points of interest near Lake Norman in or near the Town of Davidson. Fisher Farm is a 200-acre park in the early stages of development. It's a fabulous place for walkers, and the farm is a natural area populated with a variety of wildlife, insects, and plant life. There are currently four miles of mountain bike trails with beginner to advanced challenges. The park is located at 21215 Shearer Road and is accessible by the West Branch Greenway. Also in Davidson is Roosevelt Wilson Park, located on Griffith Street. Perfect for families with a playground, picnic area, pond, boardwalks and walking trails, a water fountain, and lots of geese. Roosevelt Wilson Park is a great spot for fishing, picnicking, bird-watching, and of course leisurely walks. The Federal-style Beaver Dam House (built in 1829), was renovated in the 1970s. The quaint and nostalgic park has an extensive lawn shaded by old magnolias. Both the historic park and house are available to the public for rental throughout the year for business meetings, dinners, receptions, parties, and weddings. The Beaver Dam Historic Home is located at 19600 Davidson Concord Road. When warmer weather returns so will the crowds to McEver Fields, consisting of 3 lighted regulation athletic diamonds. Located at 626 South Street some of these facilities have been home to youth baseball for over 50 years. The Town of Davidson is an attractive, southern college town. The main street offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and public library. Pedestrian and bicycle friendly, residents and visitors can explore more than 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes, parks, national arboretum, and farmers market. >> The Lake Norman Chamber welcomes you to a vibrant and growing business community. We invite you to build new friendships, explore new opportunities and make a lasting impact by joining the Chamber today. Call 704.892.1922 to learn more. Connect. Engage. Inspire. Huntersville - Cornelius - Davidson - Mooresville

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