Please join us for the McLean Outdoor Living Tour, April 26 through May 19 and discover the rich array of homes, outdoor living spaces and experiences that await you at McLean on Lake Wylie.
On our tour, you can:
Explore six furnished model homes by some of the region’s premier builders.
Learn and play at numerous free programs ranging from designer tips and custom-home tours to guided nature hikes through the Seven Oaks Preserve.
Experience life at McLean while exploring its neighborhood clubhouses and pools, extensive waterfront, miles of trails, community garden and historic McLean House.
Dine at Seven Oaks Café. Tour participants can enjoy special drinks and appetizers during tour hours, or better yet join the cafe for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays or a Lowcountry Boil on Friday evenings during the tour.
“There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors at McLean beginning with the waterfront, our trails, pools, playgrounds, and the community garden,” said Steven Hinshaw, developer of McLean.
“We hope visitors will enjoy seeing the homes that our builders have constructed and take part in some of the experiences that are a part of living at McLean,” added Hinshaw.
Tour homes and hours
The tour will take place 11 am-5 pm Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 pm Sundays from April 26 to May 19.
Model homes built by John Wieland Homes, Peachtree Residential, Shea Homes, Evans Coghill Homes, M/I Homes, and Essex Homes will be open to greet you during tour hours.
Custom homes on the waterfront will also be available for touring on two Saturdays during the event. The custom home waterfront sales center in the South Shore clubhouse will also be open Thursday – Sunday and by appointment.
Join us for special Saturday activities
Each Saturday during the Outdoor Living Tour will feature themed activities to help visitors appreciate the unique opportunities that come from living in McLean and Belmont, NC.
Partners in the event include Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, The Catawba Lands Conservancy, PAWS, Sun’s Pile Up Scuba, Dockmasters, Clawson’s Pile Driving and Construction, Seven Oaks Cafe and McLean’s builders.
Saturday, April 27: Custom Homes and Waterfront Living
Landscaping Design and Dock Building: 11 am – 2 pm South Shore Clubhouse
Waterfront Open Houses – 12 pm – 3 pm South Shore Drive – Homesites 40, 70, and 71
Tour three custom homes under construction by acclaimed builders McSpadden Custom Homes and Jain Design Studio. While not quite complete, these homes enjoy spectacular views and showcase the beauty of living on the water.
Saturday, May 4: Nature and Community Gardening
Nature Talk and Community Gardening – 11am – 2pm Seven Oaks Cafe and McLean Community Garden
Larry Capps of Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards (PAWS) and his team will do a talk and share their knowledge of the rich wildlife in the area. Ann Davis community coordinator for McLean will provide the latest on the community garden launched this past year at McLean
Saturday, May 11: Nature Hike at Trails of Seven Oaks Preserve
The Guided Nature Hike is being rescheduled due to weather. Stay tuned for new date and time. The hike will start at the Seven Oaks Preserve Trailhead – 6900 S New Hope Rd
Saturday, May 18: A Day at the Lake
Waterfront “Dusty Boots” Open House on South Shore Drive 12 pm – 3 pm (use 229 Seven Oaks Landing / Belmont NC 28012 for gps)
Tour a gorgeous custom home under construction by acclaimed builder McSpadden Custom Homes. While not yet complete, this home enjoys spectacular views and showcases the beauty of living on the water.
Waterfront Activities – 11 am – 3 pm South Shore Waterfront
Have some fun at McLean’s great waterfront, Enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, games while hanging out and taking in the incredible scenery of the waterfront.
Seven Oaks Cafe
Seven Oaks Café, the popular restaurant located in the Historic McLean House at 175 Armstrong Road, is a great place to visit while taking part in the Outdoor living Tour. Tour participants also can come by the restaurant daily during tour hours to enjoy special tour drinks and appetizers. Seven Oaks Café, open Tuesday – Sunday, will offer special dining opportunities during the tour:
Special Events at Seven Oaks Cafe during the tour
- Friday, April 26, May 10, May 17: Lowcountry Boil 6 pm held three Friday evenings during the tour
- Thursday, May 16: Pops on the Porch Wine Tasting 6 – 8 pm
- Sunday, May 12: Special Mother’s Day Brunch 9 am – 2 pm
Note the the cafe is open for Saturday and Sunday brunch throughout the tour in addition to its normal hours. Learn more about the Café at SevenOaksCafe.com.
Register to Win Special Tour Prizes
Visit any one of the model homes and sales offices during the tour and register to win one of the prizes below. Drawings for prizes will be held May 20th.
- Sea Ghost 110 Vibe Fishing and Recreational Kayak from Suns Up Scuba in Belmont
- $350 Gift Certificate to South Main Cycles in Downtown Belmont
- $150 Gift Certificate to Run & Walk Belmont in Downtown Belmont
- $25 and $50 Gift Certificates to Seven Oaks Cafe
- $25 and $50 Gift Certificates to String Bean Market
Special Detour First Weekend of the Tour
As many know Pole Branch Road south of McLean is being widened and improved in order to provide turn lanes and better traffic flow. SC DOT has informed us of their plans to close much of Pole Branch on Friday April 26th for the weekend. Traffic will be detoured so that it can circulate between the southern part of Belmont and Lake Wylie, Clover and Rock Hill to the south.
Please do not let this detour deter you from joining us for the tour. The tour will be a lot of fun and informative. The Pennies for Progress road improvement project will be a great boon for the area.
Here is more detail including a detour map below. Pole Branch Road will be closed between Windmill Lane, Blue River and Island Forks Road to traffic beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019. The road will be reopened by 5:00 AM on Monday, April 29, 2019. The detour will utilize New Hope Road, Union New Hope Road, and Hwy. 274 (Union Road) in North Carolina. The road will be open to local traffic only. A map of the detour is below.
Formerly the home of textile magnate Daniel Stowe, McLean is located adjacent to the garden named for Stowe and comprises more than 670 acres. McLean spans five miles of shoreline on Lake Wylie and includes 10 miles of trails connecting to the Carolina Thread Trail. Homes in McLean range from the upper $200s to more than $1M for offerings by McLean’s neighborhood and custom builders.