The 5 best places to just stroll in Charlotte, sorted by length

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By ‘stroll,’ I mean stroll. I don’t mean hike, or walk with a purpose – I use ‘stroll’ in the sense of walking the way you’d drive on a lazy Sunday afternoon through the gorgeous side streets in Myers Park: relaxed and with no destination in mind.

And there’s literally no better time to do it. The sun is out and we’re all in flip flops relishing (what must be) record temperatures for the month of March.

I’ve gathered the five best places to do just that and sorted them by length to give you an idea of how long you can spend strolling each one.

Get out and stroll, people.

Freedom Park

Location: 1900 East Boulevard
Length: The park itself has 98 acres of land to explore but plenty of designated walking trails as well


The Rail Trail

Location: Along the Blue Line from 7th Street Station in Uptown to New Bern Station in Sedgefield
Length: 4.5 miles


The Booty Loop

Location: It starts at Queens University, but makes a circle through Myers Park

Photo via Google Maps

Photo via Google Maps

Length: 3 miles


Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Location: East 7th Street to Morehead Street section
Length: 1.29 miles


McGill Rose Garden

Location: 940 North Davidson Street (note: open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. There is no admission fee.)
Length: 1.4 acres

McGill Rose Garden

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Kylie Moore
Writer doubling as a travel, wine, and Oxford Comma enthusiast.