KERR LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA

KERR LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA

One of the largest and most scenic lakes in the Southeast, Kerr Lake is spread over an area of 50,000 acres with over 850 miles of shoreline. The park, which offers a wide variety of activities, features a large variety of terrain, from picnic areas, to beautiful shores to picturesque coves, among much more. There are numerous campsites, beaches for swimming, the lake Kerr, and two private marinas.

There are activities for both land and water lovers, as well as for the history buffs. Water-lovers can go Fishing, water-skiing, boating, sailing, and swimming, while land-lovers can camp, hike, bike, bird-watch and picnic. Those in love with adventure sports can go wind surfing as well.

The state park offers a classic and antique car show every October. So if you’re a fan of cars, you definitely should not miss it!

Contact Information:

Address: 6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC 27537

Phone: 252-438-7791

Website: https://www.ncparks.gov/kerr-lake-state-recreation-area

UNC CHARLOTTE BOTANICAL GARDENS

UNC CHARLOTTE BOTANICAL GARDENS

Located on the eastern side of the campus of the University of North Carolina, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, which is truly a spectacle to look at, is open to both students and the general people. Originally opened in 1966 as a method to educate biology students, the Botanical Gardens were later opened to the public and relocated to the Van Landingham Glen, McMillan Greenhouse, and the Susie Harwood Garden, each of which specialize in a specific plant life.

Featuring over 1,000 species of exotic succulents, orchids, and carnivores, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens are famous for being the home to the famous Titun Arum, which attraction a wide degree of attention when it bloomed back in 2007. Additionally, it houses several native Carolinas’ species.

The Gardens hold exhibits and also provide guided tours on request. And yes, admission to the place is absolutely free!

Contact Information:

Address: 9090 Craver Rd, Charlotte, NC

Phone: (704) 687-2364

Website: https://gardens.uncc.edu/

LATTA PLANTATION NATURE CENTER

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Located on Charlotte’s northern outskirts, the Latta Plantation Nature Center, which is located near the Catawba River, is a one of a kind natural reserve that is historic as well as beautiful and breathtaking. Originally owned by James Latta, an Irish immigrant who ran a cotton plantation on huge land in the 1800s, Latta today acts as a county-owned plantation that is a home to several endangered species.

Latta Plantation Nature Canter basically works as a historical museum and in addition to endangered livestock, features many things for visitors such as honeybee exhibits and cotton-picking demonstrations, among others. Also present is the Latta Nature Center, which offers several outdoor activities such as water activities, hiking trails and equestrian and guided tours.

Contact Information:

Address: 6211 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC

Phone: (704) 875-1391

Website: https://www.mecknc.gov/parkandrec/pages/home.aspx?redirect=charmeck