Take a Hike! Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty of the best hikes within an hour’s drive of Charlotte, North Carolina—from Lake Norman State Park to Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge to Kings Mountain National Military Park. Each hike offers a historical perspective wherever you are in the piedmont region, which is characterized with forests of pine and hardwood trees and multiple lakes and rivers. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from:
• Crowders Mountain State Park
• Anne Springs Close Greenway
• Uwharrie National Forest
• U.S. National Whitewater Center
• Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
• Cane Creek Park
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