Charlotte Official Visitors Guide

2017

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing and wake- boarding are popular pastimes on Lake Wylie and Lake Norman. Check out My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. for equipment and classes. If you prefer to just relax, rent a paddle or pontoon boat or hang out at the marinas. Satisfy your thirst for adventure at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Located alongside the Catawba River, visitors can whitewater raft or kayak in the man-made channels, where Olympians hone their skills. Paddleboarding and flatwater kayaking are offered on the river. Land adventurers can hit multiple climbing walls, mountain biking trails and an incredible ropes course, including a canopy tour in the treetops. Test your tolerance for heights on three soaring zip lines. There's plenty of opportunity for adventure for the kids, too. Carowinds is home to Carolina Harbor, the largest water park in the Carolinas. From wave pools to waterslides, there are plenty of spots where families can splash the whole day away. Kids and parents also love Great Wolf Lodge, where the water fun is all indoors. With 80,000 square feet of water park entertainment, plus dining, shopping and more, the fun lasts year-round for everyone. By Laura Burkehart MAKE A charlottesgotalot.com 49 SPLASH Charlotte is well known as an urban center in the Southeast. But it's also paradise for watersports lovers. No matter your age or level of ability, you'll find a place to splash around in the Queen City. U.S. National Whitewater Center

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