Cane Creek Park
The lake’s modest size means you may have time after your paddle for other pursuits. If you’re a mountain biker, the lake has 13 miles of trail, with something for every riding level. Hikers will appreciate the more than 7 miles of trail along the shores. Equestrians are welcome as well, so don’t hesitate to bring Flicka along. And did we mention the miniature golf? And swimming? And the playfields?
Fortunately, with so much to do there’s also camping, including a backcountry site, to accommodate an overnight stay.
Getting there from downtown Charlotte
Distance: 50 minutes from downtown Charlotte
Time to complete: 1-2 hours
Address: 5213 Harkey Road