Thursday, September 26, 2019

North Mecklenburg Park

I have every faith that we're going to get some temperatures that match the calendar season any day now. And when that delicious fall weather arrives, here's a fun, local place to enjoy it.

North Mecklenburg Park is located in the Town of Huntersville, about 20 miles north of uptown. We like it most for the trails, but this 98-acre park offers baseball, softball and soccer fields; tennis and basketball courts; two playgrounds; picnic benches and shelters; and restroom facilities.

If you're up for a hike or some mountain biking, you'll find a beautiful, shady, 3.5 mile single-track loop perfect for escaping into nature. This trail is well maintained and offers mile markers every half-mile.

Another super fun feature of the park is the pump track, a small, packed-dirt circuit of rolling hills and banked turns. I'm sure this is fun for "real" BMXers, but even our youngest enjoys taking laps on her pedal-less balance bike. The pump track is located at the trailhead of the mountain biking/hiking trail. Here's a park map.

When the heat breaks (and one of these days it is bound to!), North Mecklenburg Park is a great nearby option for deep breathing and crunchy leaves.

How to get there:
North Mecklenburg Park is located at 16131 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078.

Don't forget to take:
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bikes and helmets
  • Water and snacks
  • Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses

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