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Parks and nature in Charlotte

Top parks

Rafting
“ Enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, deep water solo, rock climbing, ziplines, ropes courses, and mountain biking on 50+ mile trail system. River jam live music festivals and beer gardens during summer months. A great time to be had just a short 25min drive south.”
  • 172 locals recommend
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“Something that doesn't cost any money. Play soccer, volleyball, cycling, picnic, jog, walk or throw the baseball, football or frisbee. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
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“Pretty park with a great backdrop of the skyscrapers. You can rent a bike or grab a scooter from anywhere in that area! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
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“This is a cool place to escape into a peaceful scenic space. Horseback riding, hiking trails, and a place to view birds in the raptor center. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“Across from Imaginon and 7th Street Market, a great place to relax or play. Great spot for families! Water spray park is open in the warmer months.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Shady park with playgrounds, baseball fields, hiking trails, and disc golf course. Also has a nature center.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Trails

Rafting
“ Enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, deep water solo, rock climbing, ziplines, ropes courses, and mountain biking on 50+ mile trail system. River jam live music festivals and beer gardens during summer months. A great time to be had just a short 25min drive south.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Park
“Something that doesn't cost any money. Play soccer, volleyball, cycling, picnic, jog, walk or throw the baseball, football or frisbee. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Park
“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“An outdoor oasis in the suburbs with plenty of parking. Surfaces along this 5.8-mile stretch include asphalt, gravel and boardwalk as you walk, bike or jog. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Not only is the light rail out your door, so is the rail trail. Hop over to the beginning of the trail, rent a bike or scooter and be on your way to a self guided tour of Charlotte.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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