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Old 02-20-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Cornelius NC
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From what I have seen in the short 3 months I have been here is that Lake Norman is mainly for people who are fortunate to live on the lake or have a boat docked there. I have seen Jetton Park and Blythe Landing. Are there any other places or parks that the common folk can go be near the water - to walk by it, sit and watch, etc?
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Ramsey Creek. During the summer they have Movies on the lake etc. There is a K9 park there too. There is also some parks over in the Denver area.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I really would not consider Blythe Landing (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+District/North+District/Blythe.htm - broken link) a good place to hang out. It does have volleyball courts, outdoor grills (check for red flag warnings) and a walking trail that is mediocre at best.

Jetton Park (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+District/North+District/Jetton.htm - broken link) is nice they do charge per car load to use the park but they do have walking trails, bike trails, a beach but you cannot wade or swim, wedding gaezbos.

Ramsey Creek Park (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+District/North+District/RamseyCreek.htm - broken link)
Is a great park I have used this as hangout spot when I need a break from boating. Trails, horse shoe, Dog Park, volleyball, and trails.

Lake Norman State Park (http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/lano/do.html - broken link) is a large park on the north end of the lake near Troutman. Lots of trails, camping, hiking, biking, paddle boat and canoe, and swimming (only park that allows swimming)

My favorite park is Latta Plantation Preserve (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Inside+The+Department/Divisions/Stewardship+Services/Nature+Preserves/Latta.htm - broken link) it is a huge park on Mountain Island Lake about five minutes from Blythe Landing.
you can canoe or kayak one of summer past times, hiking on natural trails, bike trails, volleyball courts, horseback riding lots of cookout facilities great views of the lake plus you can view Latta Plantation or Carolina Raptor Center

Due to low lake levels due to the drought your water activities may be limited or restricted.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I really would not consider Blythe Landing (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+District/North+District/Blythe.htm - broken link) a good place to hang out. It does have volleyball courts, outdoor grills (check for red flag warnings) and a walking trail that is mediocre at best.

Jetton Park (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+District/North+District/Jetton.htm - broken link) is nice they do charge per car load to use the park but they do have walking trails, bike trails, a beach but you cannot wade or swim, wedding gaezbos.

Ramsey Creek Park (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+District/North+District/RamseyCreek.htm - broken link)
Is a great park I have used this as hangout spot when I need a break from boating. Trails, horse shoe, Dog Park, volleyball, and trails.

Lake Norman State Park (http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/lano/do.html - broken link) is a large park on the north end of the lake near Troutman. Lots of trails, camping, hiking, biking, paddle boat and canoe, and swimming (only park that allows swimming)

My favorite park is Latta Plantation Preserve (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Inside+The+Department/Divisions/Stewardship+Services/Nature+Preserves/Latta.htm - broken link) it is a huge park on Mountain Island Lake about five minutes from Blythe Landing.
you can canoe or kayak one of summer past times, hiking on natural trails, bike trails, volleyball courts, horseback riding lots of cookout facilities great views of the lake plus you can view Latta Plantation or Carolina Raptor Center

Due to low lake levels due to the drought your water activities may be limited or restricted.
I AGREE 1000% about Latta Plantation on Mountain Island Lake. That is Charlotte's BEST kept secret (MIL).
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Cornelius NC
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That's great. I will surely check out Ramsey Creek Park. I have been to Latta but it was a chilly day so we just drove through. Thanks for the ideas! Where is it that you can take a ride on those big "delta queen" type boats?
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Go up to Queens Landing in Mooresville 77 north turn left on Hwy 150 and it is about a mile on your left past Target

Queen's Landing (http://www.queenslanding.com/home.html - broken link)
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