Charlotte, or the Queen City, is one of the largest in North Carolina. It sits on the border and is home to a busy airport, universities, museums, an amusement park, and professional sports teams! This city boosts a lively cultural district with several theaters, its own opera, and a ballet company too.
Charlotte and Sherwood Forest experience four distinct seasons throughout the year. Winters tend to bring minimal snowfall and chilly temperatures. Summers tend to be hot and very humid, with plenty of rainfall.
Additionally, Sherwood Forest, like many Charlotte suburban neighborhoods, can be quite hilly. There are both rolling hills and sudden, dramatically steep inclines throughout this residential community. So, if you or your pup have any mobility issues, be sure to scope out your walking routes prior to heading out the door.
The boundaries of Sherwood Forest include North Sharon Amity Road to the north, Rama Road and railroad tracks to the east, Sardis Road to the south, and Randolph Road to the west.
Thankfully, there are some parks in surrounding neighborhoods. These include Mason Wallace Park, East Park, Oakhurst Park, Calaway Park, Randolph Road Park, James Boyce Park, and McAlpine Creek Park. Many of these are smaller parks located in residential communities and they typically have a small playground, some benches, and maybe a paved walking path.
McAlpine Creek Park is even home to a local dog park: Fetching Meadows. Only four miles from Sherwood Forest, Fetching Meadows is an off-leash, fenced-in area for your pup to run around in and meet other local dogs! Just be sure to always clean up after your pup when visiting this local, beloved dog park.