Looking for an escape this holiday weekend? Explore the natural beauty of McLean! Several trails beckon hikers, joggers and strollers. Simply park near the marked trailheads in South Shore and see where the paths lead you: to quiet ponds, Lake Wylie vistas or maybe your next home! MAP
Rewarding walks for your next visit
• Trail to McLean Point
This path between the future South Shore Residents Club and McLean Point will quickly become a favorite.
Find it – Enter South Shore on Seven Oaks Landing. Park on the road near gravel driveway you’ll spot on the right, just past the new homes being built by Peachtree Residential.
High points – Take the trail down the gravel driveway and around the right side of the utility building.
Enjoy autumn colors reflecting on the pond as you proceed to The Point and splendid Lake Wylie vistas.
• Seven Oaks Preserve
The preserve’s 2.8-mile lakeside trail is a jewel.
Find it – Parking and trailhead are on S. New Hope Road near The Conservancy.
High Points – Deer, turkey, owls and lake views. Details
• Pondside Trail
A short stroll to a lovely pond and a Lake Wylie cove.
Find it – Proceed to the end of Seven Oaks Landing, turn right onto South Shore Drive and park on cul-de-sac. Trail sign is to the left.
High points – Vistas of pond and Lake Wylie. The pond’s shoreline has been preserved for community use.
See our progress in South Shore and The Conservancy
There’s plenty to see on your next visit to McLean, from new homes to new neighborhoods. Here are the highlights:
John Wieland Homes in South Shore
John Wieland Homes has begun clearing and grading for its first three estate homes in South Shore, including its model home.
Wieland will start construction soon on a waterfront home, as well.
Wieland’s estate homes start in the high $400s. Details
Peachtree Residential’s award-winning model
You will enjoy touring Peachtree Residential’s model home on Seven Oaks Landing in South Shore.
The 2016 Parade of Homes awarded this model Best of Show for homes in the $650K to $750K price range.
Peachtree has four more homes finished or near completion in South Shore and two more under way. Details
More beautiful custom-home choices ahead
New South Shore custom-home designs are in the works. Our builder team will soon introduce new designs that capture South Shore’s natural beauty and elegance.
Essex and M/I Homes in The Conservancy
Two excellent homebuilders, Essex Homes and M/I Homes, will help craft The Conservancy, McLean’s neighborhood beside Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on South New Hope Road.
The Conservancy features lower maintenance, single-family homes, complemented by a rich array of amenities including clubhouse, pool and trails into the Seven Oaks Nature Preserve on Lake Wylie. Details
Both builders offer spacious one-floor designs with optional second-floor additions. Several homes are under construction, with prices starting in the mid-$240s.
Clearing under way for Overlake
The Overlake neighborhood is emerging along South New Hope Road, as site clearing progresses. Overlake will feature a variety of traditional single-family-home choices in an active, outdoor, family oriented neighborhood. Details
Some of McLean’s homes are truly historic
Though much of McLean looks new, the legacies of McLean, Belmont and our region have been intertwined for two centuries.
That is why we have carefully preserved three McLean family homes, including the one housing our information center.
Watch “McLean’s Legacies” – This short video tells the story of the place once known as Seven Oaks.
Drop by the Information Center and say hi!
Stop by our information center at 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont, for community and builder information, a bottle of water and restrooms.
• Thanksgiving week hours: Both the McLean information center and the Peachtree Residential model home will be open 11 am-5 pm today-Wednesday; closed Thursday and Friday; and open 11 am-5 pm Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday.
Great holiday events ahead!
Living in McLean means you’ll never lack for things to do – especially at this time of year! McLean has the holiday spirit, as well. We’re helping sponsor trolley rides at the Belmont Christmas Village on Dec. 9. Here’s a sample of what’s in store:
Belmont Christmas Village
6-9 pm Dec. 9 – Stroll the festive streets of our historic downtown Belmont, visit the boutiques and restaurants, and enjoy holiday refreshments, Christmas carolers, buggy rides and trolley rides. Details
Christmas Town USA
Dec. 1-26 at McAdenville – Imagine a whole village aglow with Christmas lights and spirit, and hundreds of thousands of people coming each year to enjoy! That’s McAdenville, our neighboring town just west of Belmont. The official Lighting of Christmas Town USA takes place at 4:30 pm Dec. 1. Details
Holidays at the Garden
Nightly through Jan. 1 – Our wonderful Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden becomes truly magical as 600,000 lights twinkle in the frosty air. Enjoy holiday displays, carriage rides, warm beverages and visits from Santa. Details
Holiday Concert at Belmont Abbey College
8 pm Dec. 9 at the Belmont Abbey Basilica – The Belmont Abbey College chorus, voice and instrumental students present music for the season. There will be carols for all to sing, accompanied by the Abbey Basilica organ. Free. Details