outdoors

How to spend a weekend hiking the Foothills Trail in South Carolina, 3 hours from Charlotte

We all know and love North Carolina’s mountains. But South Carolina’s high country is worth checking out, too. OK, maybe “high country”...

This 3-mile hike through a 10,400-acre forest features three waterfalls – as seen in Hunger Games and Last of the Mohicans

Love waterfalls? Then you need to do this three-mile hike inside DuPont State Recreational Forest. The DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in the Blue...

5 hikes for Charlotteans obsessed with the outdoors

These earlier months don’t mean that Charlotte outdoor lovers need to stay in. From sunny January days spent scrambling down the boulders of Crowders...

You can rent your own 14-acre island on Lake Wylie for less than $200/night

Ready to shake up your next Charlotte staycation? How about camping on your own island for less than the cost of a hotel stay? Copperhead Island, a 14-acre...

12 reasons why Charlotte is a great tree city

What do Austin, Portland, Seattle and Charlotte have in common? Centers for advanced liberal thought? Not quite. Those cities made the list of “10 Best...