10 Things to do Outside in Charlotte This Spring

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Get outside in Charlotte this spring.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or looking for something more lowkey, Charlotte has plenty of options to keep you entertained with the warming temperatures. Charlotte proper, and options within driving distance, are sure to keep you out and exploring all spring.

Greenways
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.
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Hiking at Crowder’s Mountain
With Charlotte’s uptown cityscape in the distance, Crowder’s Mountain is just a stone’s throw away. Varying levels of trails will take you to the summit, so you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to enjoy the view.
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Queen Charlotte Fair
From March 28th to April 14th, the fair will be in the Queen City. Enjoy some carny food and rides, and check out the daily specials such as the BMX Madness or The Wall of Death.
queencharlottefair.com

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.
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Skydiving
For the extreme thrill seeker, the sky’s the limit. Located merely 33 miles outside of Charlotte in Maiden, Skydive Central is an exciting option to get the blood pumping.
skydivecentralnc.com

Charlotte Run Club
Charlotte’s fitness scene is a great way to get involved with the community. The Charlotte Run Club stemmed from a few people looking for running buddies and has grown into a staple in the Charlotte social life.
charlotterunningclub.org

Charlotte Disc Golf Club
Charlotte is home to a high concentration of disc golf courses which range in difficulty. With options such as a women’s team or a “glow” nighttime game, the disc golf club is a fun way to get active and meet new people.
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The Sky Retreat
Further outside of Charlotte, within the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Sky Retreat is a scenic getaway perfect for exploring the nature surrounding Charlotte. Offering activities such as tandem paragliding, tubing, and mountain biking to enjoy in the beautiful North Carolina landscape.
theskyretreat.com

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.
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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.
happytailstours.com