Colonel Beatty Park


Also make sure you have enough time to get there.

Our outing will be at Colonel Francis Beatty Park, about 30 minutes south of downtown Charlotte; see directions and Googlemap below. Do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost.  Also keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you may not have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.

These directions are from central Charlotte. We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour before leaving town.

See you in the woods!


Colonel Francis Beatty Park
4330 Weddington Road, Matthews, NC 28105

Take 74E out of downtown Charlotte for approximately 6 miles. Turn right onto Wallace Lane. In .4 mile, turn left onto Monroe Rd. In another 4.1 miles, turn right onto Matthews Township Parkway.

Take the Parkway for .4 mile, then left onto Fullwood Lane. Turn right when you come to S Trade Street, then go .5 mile and take a right on Weddington Rd.

In 2.6 miles turn right at the sign for Colonel Francis J Beatty Community Park. Take the first left after you enter the park itself (about .8 mile in) and park by the tennis courts. Your guide will meet you there.

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