With spring just around the corner why not plan an outing to the U.S. National Whitewater Center here in Charlotte. Yes, we have our own Whitewater Center in our own backyard since August 2006! Take it from someone that has experienced it, a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is truly an adventure. Located on the banks of the Catawba River in Charlotte, the USNWC is the world's largest artificial Whitewater River and an official U.S. Olympic Training Site. The center is locally owned and operated non-profit and is dedicated to promoting healthy, active, outdoor lifestyles.
At a cost of $38 million, the center encompasses 307 acres and offers whitewater rafting and kayaking, flat water paddling, mountain biking and hiking trails, a climbing center and a ropes course, along with a 2,400 square-foot conference center (catering is available) and 300-seat River's Edge Bar & Grill - all overlooking the home rapids of the U.S. National Slalom Canoe/Kayak Team. The center also has an outfitter's store full of everything you would ever need to enjoy the center.
The newest addition to the center is a zip-line that will take you from one side of the center to the other side.
The River's Edge Bar & Grill offers a variety of appetizers, soups & salads, sandwiches, desserts, drinks (including a large list of wine and beer). I recently enjoyed their pimento cheese burger which was really "huge" and "good". Our waitress told me that they even make their own pimento cheese.... The average cost of lunch including drink is around $10.00 per person.
If you haven't experienced the USNWC please take some time out and experience it. It's a great place to spend time with family and friends, a lot to see and do!!
U.S. National Whitewater Center
820 Hawfield Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
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Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs. The information in this post is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.
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