Adrenaline Rush: 18 Adventurous Outings Near Charlotte

Nature, travel

In Charlotte magazine’s April issue, I edited and contributed to our travel feature package about adventurous activities near Charlotte.


Photo by Logan Cyrus

12.  Camp (or glamp)

Adrenaline Meter: ★★

Camping ain’t for everyone. Don’t sneak that foam pad under your sleeping bag just yet—here are some other ideas for campers of all levels:

Modest: For new campers, or for people who like access to indoor plumbing, try Linville Falls Campground. There are 64 sites available for car camping all within hiking distance of Linville Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of North Carolina.

Industrious: Looking for a night under the stars? Consider hammock camping. Sleep peacefully in your nylon cocoon and wake up as the sun rises. We recommend South Mountain State Park in Connelly Springs.

Cushy: It’s a stretch to even call Treehouse Vineyards’ rentals camping, but it’s outside, so close enough. These adorable treehouses lofted above Monroe are available starting at $125 a night and come with easy access to wine tasting (301 Bay St., Monroe).