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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Skydive Carolina
Skydive Carolina

(803) 581-5867

1903 King Air Dr
Chester, NC 29706   Directions Website

The ultimate adrenaline rush awaits you when you go on a skydiving adventure with Carolina Skydiving. The professional team will make sure that you go through all the required training and secure you in your suit before you even step on the plane. As much fun as you will experience on your dive, the crew makes your safety the top priority. Don't forget to make sure to order photos and a video package so you can share your extreme sports adventure with family and friends when you come back down to earth!

UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens
UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens

(704) 687-0721

9090 Craver Rd
Charlotte, NC 28262   Directions Website

Fans of nature will gravitate to the outdoor beauty that lives at the UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens. This is where you will find several different varieties of plants and flowers that all make this place a truly captivating experience for the senses. You'll find several fine examples of rare species, as well. Plus, the two-story rain forest is something that no visitor to the garden should miss. This incredible slice of nature is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, and if you are planning to take a group that has more than 10 people in it, you must schedule your visit.

Wing Haven Foundation Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Wing Haven Foundation Gardens and Bird Sanctuary

(704) 331-0664

248 Ridgewood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209   Directions Website

Let your love of nature take flight at the Wing Haven Foundation Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. This awe-inspiring garden was built back in the late 1920s and it continues to provide solace and comfort through its incredible variety of foliage that comprises these lush gardens. You'll also find various rare and regional bird species, so don't forget to bring your binoculars. Guided tours through this outdoor oasis are available every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

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