Outdoor Recreation & Adventure: Green Seekers

Thrill-lovers looking for an adventure, explorers looking for a break from the hustle and bustle without leaving the city, or a family or group of friends whose second home is the great outdoors.

Charlotte greets its guests with lush landscapes, natural havens and whitewater rapids. Outdoor enthusiasts will not only find respite within Charlotte's tree canopy—which covers nearly 50 percent of the city—but can also explore greenways, trails, nature preserves and nearby mountains ideal for hiking or biking and lakes that lend to watersports. Couple this with 40 community and regional parks in the area including public golf facilities, this is a city of green with sky-high possibilities beckoning you to come play.