The temperatures are finally warming and daylight savings is around the corner: Here are some ways you can get outside in Charlotte this month. The city and surrounding area has plenty of options to keep you entertained and exploring your own backyard.
If You Want to Stay in Town
No matter which side of Charlotte you find yourself, the city offers many miles of paved nature paths. Ranging in length, the greenways are a convenient option to get you outside and active where you can walk or bike close to home.
The Whitewater Center
A local favorite, The Whitewater Center offers more than just rafting. Live music, ziplining, standup paddle boarding, yoga, and a rock wall are just a few of the commodities that this location has to offer patrons.
Charlotte City Parks
If a calm, nature pick-me-up is what you’re looking for, then city parks are a great option to get you out in the sunshine while staying within city limits. From Dilworth, Monroe, and even within Uptown, Charlotte has a plethora of parks to get you out of the house no matter which side of town you live on.
Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours
If you’re looking for outing for you to share with your favorite furry friend, then check out Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours. Exploring the concept of bonding with your dog, the company hopes to create excursions where you can focus on building that relationship with your pup.
If You’re in the Mood to Take a Road Trip
Go Stargazing in Oak Island, NC
One of the more accessible of the beach stargazing locales in North Carolina, Oak Island, a barrier island just southwest of Southport has over 65 miles of sandy beaches to explore. Because of its expansive beaches, there are plenty of areas to find a near total dark sky. Nick Noble, nature and night photographer, shows in many of his photos the absolute epic qualities of the Milky Way in this area. It is the place to visit for those looking for their shot at seeing the distant galaxy as well as all of their favorite constellations. How To Get There: US-74 E to NC-211 S.
Nestled away in rural North Carolina, Raffaldini Vineyards is a place for quiet, for an operation not just on the land, but with reverence for it. Here, the Raffaldini family has found an admittedly damn good spot for winemaking, and for lounging outside on the deck, with a flight or two.
Hike Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail
Experience the awe-inspiring views that the scenic Profile trail offers. Start your hike off at the base of the mountain, cross over the Watauga River, pass Shanty Springs and head up the moderate-to-intense trail until you arrive at Calloway Peak, where spectacular panoramic views abound.