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Crowders Mountain State Park- Crowders Mountain is a beautiful rocky park where a tiny marine invertebrate, the Pentrimites obesus was discovered. This has led geologists to believe that this area, once under water, was higher than the Rockies.
Lake Norman State Park- Formerly known as Duke Power State Park, Lake Norman has the largest man-made lake in the state. Boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking are routinely enjoyed.
Morrow Mountain State Park- View the skeletal remains of a once-mighty range of peaks. Located in the Uwharrie Mountains along the Pee Dee River and Lake Tillery, Morrow Mountain features miles of mountain trails to wander on foot or horseback.
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge- Pee Dee was established with the purpose of providing sanctuary and wintering habitat for migratory birds.
South Mountains State Park- Hike the rugged trail to High Shoals Falls and enjoy crystal clear waters as they plunge 80 feet into a large pool. For a true wilderness experience, backpack through the woodlands for primitive camping or fish for trout in 12 miles of sparkling mountain streams.
Uwharrie National Forest- The Uwharrie National Forest is located in central North Carolina, in an area known as the Piedmont. Although it is the smallest National Forest in the state, the Uwharrie offers some great recreation opportunities.

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Morrow Mountain State Park
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Morrow Mountain State Park
Description - Some of the Charlotte area attractions include the Mint Museum, Discovery Place, The Nature Museum and numerous art galleries and handicrafts shops. Historical places in include the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, The Charlotte Museum of History, Latta Place, The James K. Polk Memorial and The Carolina Raptor Center which is devoted to caring for injured birds of prey. Two gardens which you may wish to visit are the Van Landingham Glen at UNCC and Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte comprises over 200 acres which offers a self-guided tour with an accompanying brochure.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities in this area include Uwharrie National Forest, Duke Power State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park and Morrow Mountain State Park. There are a few walking tours in the area including the Historic Guide to Uptown Charlotte and A Walk Thru Historic Fourth Ward. Cultural attractions include: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Shakespeare Company, Charlotte Repertory Theater, Children's Theater of Charlotte and the new North Carolina Performing Arts Center. The county has a beautiful natural park by the name of McDowell Park and Nature Preserve and north of town is Lake Norman which is a vast 32,5000 recreation lake.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures range from 36 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 4 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures range from 76 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 26 Celsius). Spring and Fall daytime temperatures range from 71 to 73 (20's Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-48 inches (112-122 centimeters).

Location - Located in the southern Piedmont area in the foothills of North Carolina's mountain region, Charlotte is easily access from I-85 and I-77.


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Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 330 S. Tryon Street, P.O. Box 32785 , Charlotte, NC, , Phone: 704-378-1300

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North Carolina Community Areas - North Carolina's communities range from small mountain towns, to coastal tourist centers such as Wilmington, to the large bustling metropolitans areas of Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem.

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Charlotte Chamber of Commerce - Local Interests

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