Category Archive: Local attractions

The Potato Sack

The Potato Sack Flea Market  Living in the Carolinas, we are spoiled with the abundance of pre-owned, up-cycled, vintage, antique and just plain “old” furniture and home accessories that are available to us. In nearly every town, big or small, you can find at least one antique store that is chock full of previously owned …

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Spring Equals Strawberries

WiseAcres Organic Strawberry Farm Although the strawberry season is a short, delicate blip on the calendar, making it to a U-Pick patch every spring is one of the ways we welcome summer. And while buying fresh and local produce is one of the most important ways we can contribute to the environment as well as the …

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Belmont, NC

Belmont, one of the favorite small towns at Charlotte 100 Best, has garnered a lot of attention lately! With so much to offer, it is no wonder that Belmont keeps making the news. Featured in the February 2015 issue of Charlotte Magazine, this small town is drawing young families searching for a relaxed pace of life and an …

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Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail spans 15 counties with more than 130 miles of greenways and conserved corridors in North and South Carolina. The trail heads are scattered around the greater Charlotte metro area and reach as far north as Love Valley, NC, south at Great Falls, SC, to the east at Albemarle, NC, and Cowpens …

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Catawba River Antique Mall

Opened in October 2013, the Catawba River Antique Mall is a gem! The market is housed in the 107 year old Majestic Mill in Belmont, NC and features 67,000 square feet of maple hardwood floors and high ceilings. Just one mile from I-85 and five miles from 485, this easily accessible location is the largest …

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US National Whitewater Center

Looking for the ultimate outdoor recreation? This is the spot! The US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is full of outdoor activities that allow visitors to remain in their comfort zone or stretch to new horizons. And if you would rather watch than participate, no problem! Unlike traditional theme parks that force visitors to buy an …

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Picking Peaches in South Carolina

Did you know that more peaches are grown in South Carolina than Georgia? Once I learned that, I started searching for a place to nearby to pick my own peaches. After doing some research, I found Fisher’s Orchard in Greer, SC, about an hour and a half outside of Charlotte.     The farm grows …

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Fountains of Uptown Charlotte

Sometimes the best activities are the simplest. And even better than that – free! Take a stroll through uptown on South Tryon Street and you will quickly conclude that Charlotte has the most scenic Southern city center. The street is gorgeous. Trees line both sides, reminding you that you are in the South and shade …

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Levine Museum of the New South

The Levine Museum brings the history of the South to life for all ages. The permanent exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South, examines the area’s post-Civil War history. The interactive exhibits allow you to explore a one room tenant farmers house and touch seed cotton. Further into …

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Charlotte Farmers Market

Full of gorgeous produce and selections of meat, cheese, breads and flowers, the Charlotte Farmers Market has something for everyone! The best day of the week to go is Saturday when the booths are full of vendors. You will find seasonal produce, spreads, specialty items, meat, cheese and much more. In addition to the market …

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