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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