outdoors

Definitive hiking guide: The 16 best hikes around Charlotte

Let’s lace up our boots, lather up with some bug spray and sunscreen, and hit the trails. Some of our hiking picks are standard Charlotte jaunts (yes,...

Take a hot air balloon ride 1,500 feet above Charlotte for $250

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Guide to Rock Hill’s lakefront beach with outdoor movies and beach volleyball

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20 walking trails in Charlotte for nature lovers and city views

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This 3-mile hike through a 10,400-acre forest features three waterfalls – as seen in Hunger Games and Last of the Mohicans

Love waterfalls? Then you need to do this three-mile hike inside DuPont State Recreational Forest. The DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in the Blue...

How to spend a weekend hiking the Foothills Trail in South Carolina, 3 hours from Charlotte

We all know and love North Carolina’s mountains. But South Carolina’s high country is worth checking out, too. OK, maybe “high country”...

5 hikes for Charlotteans obsessed with the outdoors

These earlier months don’t mean that Charlotte outdoor lovers need to stay in. From sunny January days spent scrambling down the boulders of Crowders...

You can rent your own 14-acre island on Lake Wylie for less than $200/night

Ready to shake up your next Charlotte staycation? How about camping on your own island for less than the cost of a hotel stay? Copperhead Island, a 14-acre...

12 reasons why Charlotte is a great tree city

What do Austin, Portland, Seattle and Charlotte have in common? Centers for advanced liberal thought? Not quite. Those cities made the list of “10 Best...