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Old 06-06-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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Ok after reading these threads for about 3 months I see alot of common areas for recomindations but some are never mention but are beautiful places to live or travel to. I would love for those to share areas that are not mention but deserve mentioning.

Lake area I never see mention is Badin Lake up highway 27 or highway 49 about a hour away.

Charlotte Best Kept Secret





Yes there is mountains north east of charlotte

Uwharrie Mountain in the National Uwharrie Forest by Badin Lake



Another beautiful area in that same direction is Morrow Mountain



Another beautiful lake is Lake Tillery

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:38 AM
 
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Well it isn't a secret anymore, now is it?

Please add Crowder's Mountain to the list.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:39 AM
 
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Lololol
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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The Town of Badin is home to some of the best scenic kayaking and boating in central North Carolina in the North East section of the City of Charlotte region. The well preserved natural surroundings include dense wilderness and forest settings, rocky out croppings and nooks that house various birds of prey. Eagles and hawks may be among the most notable, but other water fowl such as ducks, geese, herons and other beautiful species make their habitats on the banks of Badin Lake and the Falls Reservoir. The Falls Reservior is contained by earth friendly effecient green energy hydro power dams at each end, the Uwharrie National Forest along one border and privately owned prestine, natural, undeveloped woods and woodland features along the other border. It is an amazing respite and a great get-a-way for families and outdoor enthusiasts. There is no hunting allowed so the wonderful atmosphere is preserved all year. The calm, glassy water is very deep in some areas, but rocky in others so large boats and motor boats beware. In fact since the vast majority of Badin Lake's shores have remained privately owned, protected and undeveloped, there are endless opportunities for aquatic recreation. The roughly 16,000 acre Badin Lake spawned the North Carolina state record for Blue Catfish and is also home bass, brim, carp, crappie and a wealth of great sporting fish for the avid sportsman. Skiers will also love the outdoor experience Badin Lake affords them. As if all that were not enough to go check out the Badin area of Stanly County, the Town of Badin affords visitors a truly unique experience. The historic town, designed, built and settled in 1913 by the French aluminum company L'aluminum Francais, is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places and much of the little village's unique history is recorded in its charming museums. The quaint atmosphere is set off by French style town houses, cottages and bungalows all surrounded by century old trees and expansive canopy cover. With its curvilinear streets, pedestrian friendly design and easy access to Morrow Mountain State Park where horseback riding, hiking, backpacking and camping opportunities are abundant Badin is, as mentioned in an earlier post, one of the area's best kept secrets. It's not a commercialized experience rather it's as natural and unassuming as any fully functioning town can be. Don't miss it.

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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The Town of Badin is home to some of the best scenic kayaking and boating in central North Carolina in the North East section of the City of Charlotte region. The well preserved natural surroundings include dense wilderness and forest settings, rocky out croppings and nooks that house various birds of prey. Eagles and hawks may be among the most notable, but other water fowl such as ducks, geese, herons and other beautiful species make their habitats on the banks of Badin Lake and the Falls Reservoir. The Falls Reservior is contained by earth friendly effecient green energy hydro power dams at each end, the Uwharrie National Forest along one border and privately owned prestine, natural, undeveloped woods and woodland features along the other border. It is an amazing respite and a great get-a-way for families and outdoor enthusiasts. There is no hunting allowed so the wonderful atmosphere is preserved all year. The calm, glassy water is very deep in some areas, but rocky in others so large boats and motor boats beware. In fact since the vast majority of Badin Lake's shores have remained privately owned, protected and undeveloped, there are endless opportunities for aquatic recreation. The roughly 16,000 acre Badin Lake spawned the North Carolina state record for Blue Catfish and is also home bass, brim, carp, crappie and a wealth of great sporting fish for the avid sportsman. Skiers will also love the outdoor experience Badin Lake affords them. As if all that were not enough to go check out the Badin area of Stanly County, the Town of Badin affords visitors a truly unique experience. The historic town, designed, built and settled in 1913 by the French aluminum company L'aluminum Francais, is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places and much of the little village's unique history is recorded in its charming museums. The quaint atmosphere is set off by French style town houses, cottages and bungalows all surrounded by century old trees and expansive canopy cover. With its curvilinear streets, pedestrian friendly design and easy access to Morrow Mountain State Park where horseback riding, hiking, backpacking and camping opportunities are abundant Badin is, as mentioned in an earlier post, one of the area's best kept secrets. It's not a commercialized experience rather it's as natural and unassuming as any fully functioning town can be. Don't miss it.
I will say it is a beautiful lake and cute little town with lots of history. I don't know if I would go swimming in the lake with the decades of aluminum smelting discharging into the lake.
YouTube - Badin Lake Pollution
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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How about Moss Lake, Sunny? Moss Lake, NC
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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Ok after reading these threads for about 3 months I see alot of common areas for recomindations but some are never mention but are beautiful places to live or travel to. I would love for those to share areas that are not mention but deserve mentioning.

Lake area I never see mention is Badin Lake up highway 27 or highway 49 about a hour away.

Charlotte Best Kept Secret





Yes there is mountains north east of charlotte

Uwharrie Mountain in the National Uwharrie Forest by Badin Lake



Another beautiful area in that same direction is Morrow Mountain



Another beautiful lake is Lake Tillery
Sunny, what is the best way from Charlotte to get to Badin Lake? Only one hour?
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Sunny, what is the best way from Charlotte to get to Badin Lake? Only one hour?
ok I posted that in '07 and apparently I didnt do to much homework
but Hwy 49 up in University area will take you straight there according to
google its an hour and a half
badin lake nc - Google Maps
you got to drag the map to hwy 49 for it to show up
it has 85 but we know traffic always heavy in Concord plus
it light traffic on 49 and nothing but the country side
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing the story of " Pollution " of the lake. I have been there many times, even boating with my son. Now, it will be a nice place to visit but we will be staying out of the water.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:27 PM
 
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Here's the website for the Kings Mountain gateway trail. Eventually it will connect to the other trails in the area.

On the home page, put your cursor over About the Trail & then click on Photo Gallery.

Kings Mountain Gateway Trails > Home
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